Buffalo Sabres vs New York Rangers Odds
Buffalo pays a visit to New York on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Rangers bats in hockey action at Madison Square Garden.
This season the Rangers are 38-15-6 overall while the Sabres are 27-27-7. As for the totals, New York is 21-27-11 on the OU, and Buffalo is 26-33-2.
The Sabres were listed as +-200 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Monday.
The Rangers - Sabres odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 6 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Buffalo is at No. 28.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 13-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 14.6% rate while the Sabres have a 80.4% rate on the penalty kill.
Buffalo was a 2-1 winner in its last match at home against the Bruins. They won as +123 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.
The Rangers were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Islanders. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +140 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.
Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing NY Islanders are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2
A few Sabres at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing NY Rangers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
Buffalo is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
Buffalo is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Rangers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the NY Rangers last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the NY Rangers last 6 games when playing at home against Buffalo
NY Rangers are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games at home
NY Rangers are 16-8 SU in their last 24 games
Buffalo at Anaheim, Wednesday, February 29
NY Rangers home to New Jersey, Monday, February 27