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Dallas StarsBuffalo Sabres
Feb 10, 7:30 PM | First Niagara Center

Dallas Stars vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

28-23-2TEAM RECORD23-24-6

The Buffalo Sabres will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Dallas Stars invade First Niagara Center on Friday.

Buffalo will face the 28-23-2 Stars. In totals betting, the Sabres are 23-29-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Stars are 23-27-3 favoring the OVER.

View Dallas vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Buffalo sat as -150 favorites. The total was set at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Sabres, most recently No. 28 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Stars, who rate a No. 23 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 24-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Stars defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 16.9% rate while the Stars have a 81.5% rate on the penalty kill.

The Stars were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got Dallas at -115 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Buffalo was a 6-0 winner in its last match at home against the Bruins. They won as +145 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

Dallas Stars Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After playing Columbus are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

A few Stars at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas' last 5 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Dallas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas' last 6 games when playing Buffalo
Buffalo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Buffalo4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas

Next up:
Dallas home to Los Angeles, Sunday, February 12
Buffalo home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, February 11

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