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Florida favored by -130 against Buffalo on Saturday

Buffalo SabresFlorida Panthers
March 17, 7:30 PM | BankAtlantic Center

Buffalo Sabres vs Florida Panthers Odds

33-29-9TEAM RECORD34-23-13

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Buffalo duelling Florida on Saturday at BankAtlantic Center.

Florida battles the Sabres, currently with a 33-29-9 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 29-32-9 for the Panthers and 29-38-4 for the Sabres.

View Buffalo vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Buffalo before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-130-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Panthers at No. 22 and the Sabres at No. 24 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 2.5 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Panthers power play is averaging 18.9% while the Sabres defense kills off 81.9% of their penalties.

The Sabres were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Avalanche. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at +122 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Panthers were a 6-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at +120 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Colorado are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

A few Sabres at Panthers trends to consider:
Buffalo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Florida
Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Buffalo's last 17 games when playing on the road against Florida
Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Florida's last 17 games when playing at home against Buffalo
Florida is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Buffalo at Tampa Bay, Monday, March 19
Florida at Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 20

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