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New Jersey Devils vs Buffalo Sabres Odds
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.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Sabres at No. 29 and the Devils at No. 18 heading into this contest.
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
New Jersey home to Boston, Wednesday, April 10
Buffalo at Winnipeg, Tuesday, April 9