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Moneyline favors Predators in battle with Sabres


Buffalo Sabres

Nashville Predators
20-44-8 March 27, 2014, 08:00 PM | Bridgestone Arena 31-31-11



The Predators get a visit from the Buffalo Sabres in hockey action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Predators sit at 31-31-11 on the season; in comparison, the Sabres are currently 20-44-8. Looking to wager on the totals? Nashville is 29-31-13 OU, and Buffalo is 24-37-11 OU.View Buffalo Sabres vs Nashville Predators Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Sabres listed earlier today as underdogs of 173 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 22-ranked Predators and the No. 30-rated Sabres in this matchup.

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Buffalo lost its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Canadiens on March 25. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at -210 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Nashville lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Avalanche on March 25. Bettors who backed the Avalanche at -116 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nashville's No. 29-ranked offense (2.42 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 23 at 2.94 goals per game allowed. The Predators powerplay has clicked at a 19.09% rate while the Sabres have a 82.23% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Sabres at Predators trends to consider:
Buffalo is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games
Buffalo is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games on the road
Nashville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Nashville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nashville's last 7 games at home
Nashville is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Buffalo


Next up:
Buffalo home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, March 29th
Nashville at Dallas, Friday, March 28th

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