Buffalo Sabres vs New York Rangers Preview
New York Rangers vs Buffalo Sabres Odds
The Buffalo Sabres look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Rangers arrive at First Niagara Center on Tuesday.
Buffalo battles the Rangers, currently with a 13-9-2 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 13-11-2 for the Sabres and 8-12-4 for the Rangers.
The Sabres were listed earlier today as +114 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 29-ranked Sabres and the No. 11-rated Rangers in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 21-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 11.8% rate while the Rangers have a 83.3% rate on the penalty kill.
The Rangers were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.
Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Flyers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Flyers at -124 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
A few Rangers at Sabres trends to consider:
NY Rangers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
NY Rangers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the NY Rangers last 9 games on the road
NY Rangers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Buffalo's last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing at home against NY Rangers
Buffalo is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against NY Rangers
Buffalo is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
NY Rangers at Winnipeg, Thursday, March 14
Buffalo home to Ottawa, Saturday, March 16