Winnipeg vs Buffalo Predictions

Winnipeg vs Buffalo NHL
Winnipeg vs Buffalo NHL

The Buffalo Sabres seem to be out of playoff contention, but the Jets are in the midst of a heated Wild Card race and know they need a big win on Tuesday evening.


The Buffalo Sabres began the season with so much promise but have disappointed as the campaign has progressed. While they still have an outside chance of catching Toronto or Florida in the Atlantic Division, it seems highly unlikely at this point in the season. Nonetheless, they will not be rolling over on Tuesday night in Winnipeg.

The Jets are in real danger of missing the postseason – something most fans would have thought of as unthinkable at the start of the campaign. They will be playing desperate hockey from here on out and will be eager to pick up a big win on home ice.

Buffalo have been absolutely abysmal on the road and will likely be leaving Winnipeg with zero points to take back with them.

Take the home side to pick up a crucial win.

Score Prediction: Winnipeg 5-3 Buffalo

Betting Tips

Neither team has been great at keeping the puck out of their net and as a result we could be in for plenty of goals at Bell MTS Place. Go with the over on all your favourite sports betting sites in what should be a highly entertaining contest.


The Jets have been good on home ice and will be entering Tuesday’s contest fully aware of the importance of the game. Buffalo have not traveled well and will struggle to play in what is likely to be a very intimidating atmosphere. Go with the home team to earn the victory in one of the best free picks for this week.

Winnipeg Jets to win


Head to Head

This will be the second and final meeting between these two clubs this season. Buffalo won 2-1 on home ice in February.


  • Winnipeg have won three of their last five games against the Sabres.
  • Only one of the last 18 meetings between these two teams has gone to overtime or a shootout.
  • Buffalo have won three of their last four games in Winnipeg.
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