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Buffalo Sabres take on Sharks in hockey test

Buffalo SabresSan Jose Sharks
March 1, 10:30 PM | HP Pavilion

Buffalo Sabres vs San Jose Sharks Odds

28-27-8TEAM RECORD33-22-7

San Jose will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Buffalo Sabres pay a visit to HP Pavilion.

The Sabres will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 28-27-8 this season, while the Sharks are 33-22-7. Buffalo is 26-34-3 against the total, while San Jose is 30-32 versus the number.

View Buffalo vs San Jose Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Sharks as -185 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 Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Sharks at No. 7 and the Sabres at No. 28 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose's No. 9-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 21.3% rate while the Sabres have a 80.8% rate on the penalty kill.

Buffalo won its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Ducks on February 29. Bettors who backed the Sabres at +136 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for San Jose, they were a 1-0 winner as they battled the Flyers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Sharks at -111 were rewarded, while the 1 goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Anaheim are 5-5-1
After a win are 5-5

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Sabres at Sharks trends to consider:
Buffalo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Jose
Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Buffalo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing San Jose
San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of San Jose's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose's last 6 games when playing Buffalo

Next up:
Buffalo at Vancouver, Saturday, March 3
San Jose home to St. Louis, Saturday, March 3

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