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Buffalo Sabres take on Blackhawks in NHL Betting Odds

United Center hosts an NHL battle on the odds menu between the Chicago Blackhawks and the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Chicago Blackhawks as -195 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 2.9-2.7 win for the Blackhawks on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Buffalo Sabres vs Chicago Blackhawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Blackhawks currently sport a record of 23-12-5. The Buffalo Sabres are 14-15-8. Betting totals have seen the Blackhawks post a 11-19-10 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Sabres have gone 13-20-4 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Buffalo injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Chicago Blackhawks at No. 24 and the Buffalo Sabres at No. 22 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Chicago Blackhawks No. 15-ranked offense (2.72 goals per game) against a Buffalo Sabres defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.76 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 18.55% rate while the Sabres have a 74.11% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Sabres were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Buffalo at +180 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Blackhawks were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -123 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Buffalo is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • Buffalo is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Chicago is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Chicago is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home
  • Chicago is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo home to Winnipeg, Saturday, January 7th
Chicago home to Carolina, Friday, January 6th

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