Buffalo Sabres home to Hurricanes in hockey betting action


Carolina Hurricanes

Buffalo Sabres
21-19-9 January 23, 2014, 07:00 PM | First Niagara Center 13-28-7



The Sabres get a visit from the Carolina Hurricanes in hockey action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Sabres bring a 13-28-7 record to the battle against the 21-19-9 Hurricanes. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Buffalo go 15-25-8 so far and the Hurricanes go 20-24-5.

View Carolina Hurricanes vs Buffalo Sabres Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Buffalo sat as 100 underdogs over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Sabres at No. 27 and the Hurricanes at No. 17 heading into this contest.

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Carolina won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Flyers on January 22. Bettors who backed the Hurricanes at +120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Buffalo lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Panthers on January 21. Bettors who backed the Panthers at +105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 30-ranked offense (1.85 goals per game) against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.84 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 14.19% rate while the Hurricanes have a 78.98% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Carolina home to Ottawa, Saturday, January 25th
Buffalo at Columbus, Saturday, January 25th