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Phoenix CoyotesBuffalo Sabres
Nov 19, 7:00 PM | First Niagara Center

Phoenix Coyotes vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

9-5-3TEAM RECORD12-7-0

The Buffalo Sabres battle the visiting Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday in NHL betting action at First Niagara Center.

The Coyotes will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 9-5-3 this season, while the Sabres are 12-7. Phoenix is 6-8-3 on the totals; Buffalo is 8-10-1.

View Phoenix vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Sabres as -160 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
The Sabres - Coyotes odds would favor the Coyotes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Buffalo is rated No. 12 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Phoenix is at No. 9.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 8-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 19.2% rate while the Coyotes have a 87.9% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Flyers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Flyers at -150 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 1-0 winner as they battled the Hurricanes on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sabres at -122 were rewarded, while the 1 goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Phoenix Coyotes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 3-3-2
After a loss are 5-5

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

A few Coyotes at Sabres trends to consider:
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games
Phoenix is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Buffalo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
Buffalo is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Phoenix at Washington, Monday, November 21
Buffalo home to Boston, Wednesday, November 23

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