Sabres in action vs. the Rangers

The OVER has paid out just once in the last 10 games between the Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers as those teams hit the ice at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.

Totals bettors have watched the OVER/UNDER go 1-6-3 in the last 10 games between the Sabres and Rangers dating back to 2010, although their last meeting on April 19, 2013 was an easy OVER result when the Rangers grabbed an 8-4 road win.

The Rangers currently sport a record of 4-7-0. The Sabres are 2-11-1. Betting totals have seen the Rangers post a 3-6-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Sabres have gone 4-9-1 against the number.

View Buffalo Sabres vs New York Rangers Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, New York sat as -200 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 17-ranked Rangers and the No. 29-rated Sabres in this matchup.

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In their last action, Buffalo was a 4-3 loser at home against the Stars. Bettors on Dallas at -138 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Rangers were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Islanders. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +143 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 1.64 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.93 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 19.44% while the Sabres defense kills off 82.98% of their penalties.

A few Sabres at Rangers trends to consider:
Buffalo is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Buffalo's last 15 games
Buffalo is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games on the road
NY Rangers is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Rangers's last 6 games
NY Rangers is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
NY Rangers is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Buffalo

Next up:
Buffalo at Anaheim, Saturday, November 2nd
New York at Hartford , Saturday, November 2nd

 

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