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April 7, 7:30 PM | First Niagara Center

New Jersey Devils vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

15-14-9TEAM RECORD15-17-6

Hockey bettors look for value at First Niagara Center on Sunday as host Buffalo battles the New Jersey Devils in hockey odds action.

This season the Sabres are 15-17-6 overall while the Devils are 15-14-9. As for the totals, Buffalo is 19-17-2 on the OU, and New Jersey is 15-17-6.

View New Jersey vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Devils were listed as +-116 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Monday at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Sabres at No. 29 and the Devils at No. 18 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 16-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Devils defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 12.4% rate while the Devils have a 80.7% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Maple Leafs at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Maple Leafs at +120 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Sabres were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Buffalo at +120 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Buffalo are 1-9
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Ottawa are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Devils at Sabres trends to consider:
New Jersey is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Buffalo
New Jersey is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
New Jersey is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
New Jersey is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games at home
Buffalo is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Buffalo is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Jersey
Buffalo is 6-11-3 SU in its last 20 games ,when playing at home against New Jersey

Next up:
New Jersey home to Boston, Wednesday, April 10
Buffalo at Winnipeg, Tuesday, April 9

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