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Maple Leafs vs. Sabres Betting Odds, Free Picks, and Predictions - 7:07 PM ET (Thu, Dec 21, 2023)


The Toronto Maple Leafs travel to the Buffalo Sabres in NHL Hockey action on Thursday, December 21, 2023. Puck drop is set for 7:07 PM ET.

Thinking about betting on this game? You've found the right article! We at CapperTek have all the latest sports betting tools and information to help put you on the winning side of the betting action for this match-up.


Maple Leafs vs. Sabres Game Info and Betting Odds

Away Team: Toronto Maple Leafs (Favorite)
Home Team: Buffalo Sabres (Underdog)
Date: Thursday, December 21, 2023
Time: 7:07 PM ET
League: National Hockey League (NHL)

Toronto Maple Leafs Moneyline: -159
Buffalo Sabres Moneyline: +140

Toronto Maple Leafs Puck Line: -1.5 (+150)
Buffalo Sabres Puck Line: +1.5 (-172)

Game Total Goals: 6.5 (Over -134 / Under +116)

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A Deeper Look Inside the Betting Numbers

We here at CapperTek provide in-depth betting trends for both the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Buffalo Sabres, but let's take a deeper look inside some of the betting numbers for this match-up right now.

Let's start off by breaking down the away team and -159 betting favorites, the Toronto Maple Leafs.

In their last 10 games, the Maple Leafs have a Straight Up record of 6 wins, 4 losses and an active Straight Up streak of 1 loss in a row. Also in their last 10 games, the Maple Leafs have an Against-the-Spread record of 4 wins, 6 losses and an active Against-the-Spread streak of 1 loss in a row. The Game Total Goals results for Maple Leafs games have a record of 8 overs, 2 unders in their last 10 games with an active streak of 5 overs in a row.

Now let's break down the home team and +140 betting underdogs, the Buffalo Sabres.

In their last 10 games, the Sabres have a Straight Up record of 3 wins, 7 losses and an active Straight Up streak of 2 losses in a row. Also in their last 10 games, the Sabres have an Against-the-Spread record of 3 wins, 7 losses and an active Against-the-Spread streak of 2 losses in a row. The Game Total Goals results for Sabres games have a record of 5 overs, 5 unders in their last 10 games with an active streak of 1 over in a row.

If you need more detailed betting information for this match-up such as the trends or steaks broken down into Home vs. Away splits, or Favorite vs. Underdog splits, make sure to check out the Maple Leafs vs. Sabres Trend Finder directly.


Who's Going to Win This Game? Our Prediction

We pride ourselves here at CapperTek on providing our users with the most advanced machine learning artificial intelligence to simulate game outcomes using algorithms we have custom designed over 10+ years of research and development.

Based on our simulation of the Maple Leafs vs. Sabres NHL game, we have the Toronto Maple Leafs beating the Buffalo Sabres with a simulated final score of: Toronto Maple Leafs [5] - Buffalo Sabres [4]

Sometimes our game simulations change, like if there's a major line movement, drastic shift in the odds, or if there's a key injury, etc. To make sure you have the latest and most accurate simulation, you can run the Maple Leafs vs. Sabres Simulation directly. Also after the Maple Leafs vs. Sabres game is finished, you can re-run the simulation and check out how the simulated final result did compared to the actual final result.


What Should I Bet On? Our Free Picks

OK let's get down to the real reason you're here, who or what should you bet on in the Maple Leafs vs. Sabres NHL match-up? Based on the simulated prediction and results for this match-up above, we here at CapperTek suggest you make the following bets:

Free Moneyline Pick: Maple Leafs -159

Free Puck Line Pick: Sabres +1.5 (-172)

Free Total Pick: Over 6.5 (-134)


Hopefully our free picks and predictions help you out if you're wagering on the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres NHL Hockey match-up. Our betting tips are based on detailed analytics and wagering intelligence to provide you the best possible plays. Our goal is to provide valuable sports betting information to gamblers and help put them on the right side of the action.

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Skinner scores 2 and Sabres respond to embarrassing loss with 9-3 rout of Maple Leafs

Thu, Dec 21, 2023
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Skinner scores 2 and Sabres respond to embarrassing loss with 9-3 rout of Maple Leafs

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Coach Don Granato vowed the Buffalo Sabres problems would be resolved after their most embarrassing loss of the season, and for one night his team responded.

Two days after the Sabres were booed off the ice and fans chanted for Granato's firing following a 9-4 loss to Columbus, Buffalo rolled to a 9-3 rout of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.

"We took last game really personally, I think, on a bunch of different levels," said Alex Tuch, who had four assists. "I thought we owed one to ourselves, we owed one to the coaching staff."

Jeff Skinner scored twice, including the go-ahead goal, and added an assist, in his first game back after missing three with an upper-body injury. Tage Thompson also had a goal and two assists and captain Kyle Okposo scored twice in the Sabres' best offensive outing since a 9-4 win against Columbus on Dec. 7, 2022.

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Rasmus Dahlin, Owen Power, Jordan Greenway and Jack Quinn also scored.

This time it was the Maple Leafs' turn to be embarrassed, with goalie Ilya Samsonov acknowledging he's struggling mentally following an outing he was yanked after allowing five goals on 19 shots 1:03 into the second period.

"I need to figure out everything in my head," said Samsonov, who allowed six goals on 35 shots in a 6-5 overtime loss to Columbus last week. "That's the first (thing). It's not about technique. It's not about, you know, it's not about nothing. Just in the head."

Martin Jones mopped up, allowing four goals on 16 shots. The nine goals against were the most against Toronto since a 9-2 loss to Nashville on Nov. 18, 2014.

Auston Matthews, Calle Jarnkrok and Max Domi also scored for Toronto, which lost consecutive games in regulation for just the second time this season. The Maple Leafs had gone 6-0-3 before a 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Tuesday. William Nylander had an assist to extend his point streak to 10 games.

Sabres rookie goalie Devon Levi finished with 24 saves.

Buffalo opened the scoring before falling behind 2-1, as happened against Columbus. Rather than giving up seven consecutive goals as they did to the Blue Jackets, the Sabres mustered a response.

After Power tied it at 2 with 6:16 left in the first period, Buffalo never relinquished the lead after Skinner scored 2:13 later. He beat Samsonov on the glove side while driving to the net after Tuck intercepted Mitchell Marner's blind pass up the boards.

"We came out ready to go," Granato said. "I thought we were able to set a high bar for ourselves. That is a significant factor."

The challenge for the Sabres is carrying over the momentum in a season they've won consecutive games just once.

Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said his players have to do a better job in front of Samsonov, while also acknowledging his goaltender's mental struggles by saying: "We need to help them through this."

As for whether he plans to review the game film, Keefe said: "We won't dissect it, but we won't forget it."

UP NEXT

Maple Leafs: Play at Columbus on Saturday.

Sabres: Play at the Rangers on Saturday.

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