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Blue Jackets visit Buffalo Sabres in NHL clash

Columbus Blue JacketsBuffalo Sabres
Oct 27, 7:00 PM | First Niagara Center

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

1-7-1TEAM RECORD5-3-0

The Buffalo Sabres will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Columbus Blue Jackets invade First Niagara Center on Thursday.

The Sabres are 5-3 so far on the season. The Blue Jackets, meanwhile, are 1-7-1. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Buffalo go 3-5 and the Blue Jackets go 4-4-1 on the totals.

View Columbus vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Sabres as -210 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 28-rated Blue Jackets taking on the No. 7-rated Sabres in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 2.9 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.3 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 16% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 67.7% of their penalties.

Columbus was a 4-1 winner in its last match at home against the Red Wings. They won as +155 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 4-3 loser at home against the Lightning. Bettors on Tampa Bay at +127 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 1-9
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

A few Blue Jackets at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games on the road
Columbus is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 6 games when playing Buffalo
Columbus is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing Columbus
Buffalo is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Columbus at Chicago, Saturday, October 29
Buffalo home to Florida, Saturday, October 29

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