Hockey Matchup - Florida Panthers Buffalo Sabres Odds Preview


Buffalo Sabres

Florida Panthers
1-9-1 October 25, 2013, 07:30 PM | BB&T Center 3-6-1



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

The Panthers sit at 3-6-1 on the season; in comparison, the Sabres are currently 1-9-1. Looking to wager on the totals? Florida is 5-4-1 OU, and Buffalo is 3-7-1 OU.

View Buffalo Sabres vs Florida Panthers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Buffalo before puck drop in this match found them as 138-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, ccording to BetOnline.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 29-rated Panthers and the No. 30-ranked Sabres, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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The Sabres were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -162 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Panthers were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blackhawks. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -180 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 24-ranked offense (2.2 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 22 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Panthers powerplay has clicked at a 11.43% rate while the Sabres have a 83.33% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Buffalo at Tampa Bay, Saturday, October 26th
Florida at Tampa Bay, Sunday, October 27th
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