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The New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres are both struggling ahead of Friday night’s game. Which team will get back on track? Read on for our best Devils vs. Sabres picks based on the top NHL odds.

The Devils were on the verge of seriously threatening the Carolina Hurricanes for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division before losing four of their past five games.

It’s a similar story with a Buffalo team that was surging toward a playoff spot before an ugly 2-8-2 stretch. Which team will bounce back on Friday night?

Here is our best Devils vs. Sabres NHL pick (odds via BetMGM; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).

Devils vs. Sabres pick

Devils Moneyline (-170 via DraftKings) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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The Devils aren’t getting the results they necessarily deserve recently. They massively outshot the Minnesota Wild in an overtime loss, outshot the Tampa Bay Lightning by 11 in a shootout loss, and played a tough game against the Florida Panthers.

New Jersey boasts the fourth-best xGF% at five-on-five in the last 10 games while the Sabres are down at the 14th-lowest.

The wind has come out of the Sabres’ sails. They’ve lost four straight and eight of their last nine games. Buffalo has fallen victim to the blowout, as well, with a minus-14 goal differential in its last three contests.

I like the Devils in this one on the Moneyline and wouldn’t mind a small play on the puck line at -1.5 (+145 via DraftKings).

Devils vs. Sabres best odds

DraftKings (-170)

DraftKings FanDuel BetMGM Caesars PointsBet
-170 -182 -175 -179 -180

As of late Thursday night, DraftKings clearly has the best odds here. This line should continue to get higher so grab -170 at DraftKings.

Devils vs. Sabres odds

Devils vs. Sabres odds analysis

The Devils opened at -175 and 60% of the wagers have come in on them. The line has reflected that across most books.

The total is set at either 6.5 or seven goals. You can get Over 7 (+115 via DraftKings) or Under 6.5 (+115 via Caesars) as the two plus-odds options.

Devils vs. Sabres game info

Date: Friday, March 24, 7 p.m. ET
Location: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY

Devils-Sabres pick made 3/24/2023 at 2:40 a.m. ET.

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