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Toronto Maple Leafs vs Buffalo Sabres Odds
The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to grab a road win when they take on the Sabres in Buffalo at First Niagara Center on Thursday in hockey odds action.
The Maple Leafs will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 16-12-2 this season, while the Sabres are 11-15-4. Toronto is 15-12-3 on the totals; Buffalo is 15-13-2.
The Sabres - Maple Leafs odds would favor the Maple Leafs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Buffalo is rated No. 29 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Toronto is at No. 19.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 19-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 12% rate while the Maple Leafs have a 85.4% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Lightning at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Maple Leafs at -143 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.
The Sabres were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Canadiens. That made winners of bettors who got Buffalo at +190 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-1
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Montreal are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Maple Leafs at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Toronto's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
Toronto is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Buffalo is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Buffalo's last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto
Buffalo is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Toronto home to Boston, Saturday, March 23
Buffalo at Montreal, Saturday, March 23