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Buffalo SabresFlorida Panthers
Oct 20, 7:30 PM | BankAtlantic Center

Buffalo Sabres vs Florida Panthers Odds

4-1-0TEAM RECORD3-2-0

The visiting Sabres hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at BankAtlantic Center against the Florida Panthers.

The Panthers sit at 3-2 on the season; in comparison, the Sabres are currently 4-1. Looking to wager on the totals? Florida is 2-3 OU, and Buffalo is 2-3 OU.

View Buffalo vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Panthers in this one, they're listed as moneyline underdogs of +125 on most hockey betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 8 (Panthers) and the No. 2 (Sabres) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 12-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 4 at 2 goals per game allowed. The Panthers powerplay has clicked at a 29.6% rate while the Sabres have a 90% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Canadiens on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sabres at -128 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Florida was a 3-0 loser on the road against the Capitals. Bettors on Washington at -240 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Montreal are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing NY Rangers are 4-6
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

A few Sabres at Panthers trends to consider:
Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing Florida
Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Florida
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Florida's last 16 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Florida's last 13 games at home
Florida is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Buffalo at Tampa Bay, Saturday, October 22
Florida home to NY Islanders, Saturday, October 22