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Buffalo Sabres vs Carolina Hurricanes Betting Matchup Report

Carolina HurricanesBuffalo Sabres
Oct 14, 7:30 PM | First Niagara Center

Carolina Hurricanes vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

1-2-1TEAM RECORD2-0-0

NHL wagering interest swings to the Buffalo vs Carolina battle on Friday at First Niagara Center as the Sabres try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Supporters of the Hurricanes have seen them go 1-2-1 so far this season, while the Sabres are at 2-0. In totals betting, the Sabres are 1-1, while the Hurricanes are 2-1-1.

View Carolina vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Sabres in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -175 on most hockey betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 1-ranked Sabres and the No. 17-rated Hurricanes in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 3-ranked offense (4 goals per game) against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.8 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 37.5% rate while the Hurricanes have a 76.2% rate on the penalty kill.

Carolina was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Bruins. They won as +115 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Kings on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sabres at -106 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Los Angeles are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Hurricanes at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games when playing Buffalo
Carolina is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing Carolina
Buffalo is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Buffalo is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Carolina

Next up:
Carolina at Boston, Tuesday, October 18
Buffalo at Pittsburgh, Saturday, October 15

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