Buffalo Sabres host Philadelphia Flyers in hockey action
Philadelphia Flyers vs Buffalo Sabres Odds
NHL wagering interest swings to the Buffalo vs Philadelphia battle on Sunday at First Niagara Center as the Sabres try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
The Sabres bring a 0-0 record to the battle against the 0-1 Flyers. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Buffalo go 0-0 so far and the Flyers go 0-1.
The visitors opened as +-120 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Sabres at No. 20 and the Flyers at No. 3 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 26-ranked offense (0 goals per game) against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 17 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 0% rate while the Flyers have a 33.3% rate on the penalty kill.
The Flyers were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -112 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Bruins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -175 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Philadelphia Flyers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 9-1
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Flyers at Sabres trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Philadelphia's last 15 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games
Buffalo is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Buffalo's last 15 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Philadelphia at New Jersey, Tuesday, January 22
Buffalo at Toronto, Monday, January 21