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New York favored by -165 against Buffalo on Friday

Buffalo SabresNew York Rangers
March 23, 7:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Buffalo Sabres vs New York Rangers Odds

35-29-10TEAM RECORD46-20-7

The New York Rangers look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Sabres arrive at Madison Square Garden on Friday.

This season the Rangers are 46-20-7 overall while the Sabres are 35-29-10. As for the totals, New York is 28-30-15 on the OU, and Buffalo is 30-39-5.

View Buffalo vs NY Rangers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Rangers as -165 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers - Sabres odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 7 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Buffalo is at No. 27.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 11-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 14.7% rate while the Sabres have a 81.9% rate on the penalty kill.

Buffalo won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Canadiens on March 21. Bettors who backed the Sabres at -173 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, New York was a 2-1 winner at home against the Red Wings. Bettors on New York at -142 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Montreal are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 1-1-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Sabres at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing NY Rangers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
Buffalo is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
Buffalo is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the NY Rangers last 6 games when playing Buffalo
NY Rangers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 5 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Rangers last 7 games

Next up:
Buffalo home to Minnesota, Saturday, March 24
NY Rangers at Toronto, Saturday, March 24

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