Buffalo Sabres vs New Jersey Devils Betting Preview
New Jersey Devils vs Buffalo Sabres Odds
The Buffalo Sabres look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Devils arrive at First Niagara Center on Saturday.
The Sabres sit at 8-12-1 on the season; in comparison, the Devils are currently 10-6-4. Looking to wager on the totals? Buffalo is 11-10 OU, and New Jersey is 9-10-1 OU.
If you're going with the Sabres in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -121 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5 earlier at BetOnline.
The Sabres sit at No. 27 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Devils sit at a No. 20 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Devils defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.6 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 12.3% while the Devils defense kills off 77.4% of their penalties.
The Devils were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Winnipeg at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Panthers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sabres at -102 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing Winnipeg are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Florida are 2-8
After a win are 4-6
A few Devils at Sabres trends to consider:
New Jersey is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 7 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New Jersey's last 13 games when playing Buffalo
New Jersey is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games when playing at home against New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Buffalo's last 13 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Buffalo's last 12 games at home
New Jersey at Toronto, Monday, March 4
Buffalo at NY Rangers, Sunday, March 3