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Carolina Hurricanes vs Buffalo Sabres in NHL odds

Buffalo SabresCarolina Hurricanes
Jan 6, 7:00 PM | PNC Arena

Buffalo Sabres vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds

18-17-4TEAM RECORD13-21-7

NHL wagering interest swings to the Carolina vs Buffalo battle on Friday at PNC Arena as the Hurricanes try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Supporters of the Sabres have seen them go 18-17-4 so far this season, while the Hurricanes are at 13-21-7. In totals betting, the Hurricanes are 24-15-2, while the Sabres are 17-21-1.

View Buffalo vs Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Sabres were listed as 105 favorites on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Hurricanes - Sabres odds would favor the Sabres if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Carolina is rated No. 29 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Buffalo is at No. 21.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 22-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 13.6% rate while the Sabres have a 83.8% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 4-3 winner at home against the Oilers. Bettors on Buffalo at -165 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Carolina was a 4-3 loser at home against the Islanders. Bettors on New York at -101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Edmonton are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing NY Islanders are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

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

Next up:
Buffalo home to Winnipeg, Saturday, January 7
Carolina at Nashville, Saturday, January 7

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