Hockey odds preview - Buffalo vs. Carolina
Buffalo Sabres vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds
The Carolina Hurricanes battle the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Thursday in NHL betting action at PNC Arena.
The Sabres will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 2-0 this season, while the Hurricanes are 0-2. Buffalo is 1-1 against the total, while Carolina is 1-1 versus the number.
If you're going with the Hurricanes in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -121 on most hockey betting menus for Monday's contest.
The Hurricanes sit at No. 27 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Sabres sit at a No. 20 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 29-ranked offense (1 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 3 at 1.5 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 9.1% rate while the Sabres have a 81.8% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, Buffalo was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Buffalo at +111 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
The Hurricanes were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +142 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Sabres at Hurricanes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Buffalo's last 8 games when playing Carolina
Buffalo is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Carolina's last 8 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games at home
Carolina is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Buffalo home to Carolina, Friday, January 25