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New York Rangers vs Buffalo Sabres Pick and Betting Preview

The Buffalo Sabres look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the New York Rangers arrive at KeyBank Center on Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting New York Rangers before puck drop in this match found them as -145 moneyline favorites at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to BetOnline.

A 3-2.6 result in favor of the Sabres is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New York Rangers vs Buffalo Sabres Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Buffalo Sabres are 8-9-5 overall while the New York Rangers are 16-7-1. As for the totals, Buffalo is 6-14-2 on the OU, and New York is 13-9-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs New York injuries news.

The Buffalo Sabres sit at No. 24 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the New York Rangers sit at a No. 4 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Buffalo's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 2 goals per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.46 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 22.67% while the Rangers defense kills off 85.48% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for New York, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Hurricanes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -165 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Senators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sabres at +111 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • NY Rangers is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • NY Rangers is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
  • NY Rangers is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • NY Rangers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Buffalo is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Buffalo's last 17 games
  • Buffalo is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to Carolina, Saturday, December 3rd
Buffalo home to Boston, Saturday, December 3rd

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