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Moneyline favors Sabres in battle with Avalanche

Colorado AvalancheBuffalo Sabres
March 14, 7:30 PM | First Niagara Center

Colorado Avalanche vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

37-30-4TEAM RECORD33-29-8

Colorado pays a visit to Buffalo on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Sabres bats in hockey action at First Niagara Center.

Buffalo will face the 37-30-4 Avalanche. In totals betting, the Sabres are 28-38-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Avalanche are 26-36-9 favoring the OVER.

View Colorado vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Sabres as -150 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Sabres rated this week at No. 24 and the Avalanche sitting at No. 11.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 2.5 goals per game, against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 15.6% while the Avalanche defense kills off 82.2% of their penalties.

In their last action, Colorado was a 3-2 winner at home against the Ducks. Bettors on Colorado at -119 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

The Sabres were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Canadiens. That made winners of bettors who got Buffalo at -163 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Anaheim are 1-9
After a win are 6-4

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Montreal are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Avalanche at Sabres trends to consider:
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo
Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Buffalo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Buffalo is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Buffalo is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games ,when playing at home against Colorado
Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at New Jersey, Thursday, March 15
Buffalo at Florida, Saturday, March 17

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