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Buffalo Sabres vs New Jersey Devils Betting Preview

New Jersey DevilsBuffalo Sabres
March 2, 3:00 PM | First Niagara Center

New Jersey Devils vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

10-6-4TEAM RECORD8-12-1

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.

View New Jersey vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

Power Rankings:
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.

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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

Next up:
New Jersey at Toronto, Monday, March 4
Buffalo at NY Rangers, Sunday, March 3