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New Jersey Devils host Buffalo Sabres in hockey action

Buffalo SabresNew Jersey Devils
Dec 28, 7:00 PM | Prudential Center

Buffalo Sabres vs New Jersey Devils Odds

17-15-3TEAM RECORD19-15-1

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Buffalo duelling New Jersey on Wednesday at Prudential Center.

The Devils currently sports a record of 19-15-1. The Sabres are 17-15-3. Betting totals have seen the Devils post a 18-11-6 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Sabres have gone 16-18-1 against the number.

View Buffalo vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Devils as -140 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 22-rated Sabres taking on the No. 10-rated Devils in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 13-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 13.6% rate while the Sabres have a 83.8% rate on the penalty kill.

The Sabres were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got Buffalo at -108 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

New Jersey lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Hurricanes on December 26. Bettors who backed the Hurricanes at -101 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

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

New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 5-5
After playing Carolina are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Sabres at Devils trends to consider:
Buffalo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Buffalo's last 12 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Buffalo's last 10 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Buffalo's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New Jersey's last 12 games when playing at home against Buffalo
New Jersey is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Jersey's last 10 games when playing Buffalo

Next up:
Buffalo at Washington, Friday, December 30
New Jersey home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, December 31

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