Buffalo favored by -147 against Carolina on Friday
Carolina Hurricanes vs Buffalo Sabres Odds
The Buffalo Sabres battle the visiting Carolina Hurricanes on Friday in NHL betting action at First Niagara Center.
The Sabres bring a 2-1 record to the battle against the 1-2 Hurricanes. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Buffalo go 2-1 so far and the Hurricanes go 2-1.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Hurricanes listed as underdogs of +-147 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Sabres at No. 20 and the Hurricanes at No. 27 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 3.3 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 26 at 4 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 20% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 77.8% of their penalties.
The Sabres were a 6-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Hurricanes. That made winners of bettors who got Carolina at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.
Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Buffalo are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Carolina are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Hurricanes at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Carolina's last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Carolina's last 9 games when playing Buffalo
Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Carolina is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Buffalo is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Buffalo's last 9 games
Buffalo is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games at home
Carolina home to Boston, Monday, January 28
Buffalo at Washington, Sunday, January 27