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NHL Game Preview - Sabres underdogs vs Penguins at Buffalo

Pittsburgh PenguinsBuffalo Sabres
Feb 19, 12:30 PM | First Niagara Center

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

33-20-5TEAM RECORD24-27-7

The Buffalo Sabres will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Pittsburgh Penguins invade First Niagara Center on Sunday.

Buffalo will face the 33-20-5 Penguins. In totals betting, the Sabres are 25-31-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Penguins are 25-26-7 favoring the OVER.

View Pittsburgh vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 115 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Sabres at No. 27 and the Penguins at No. 1 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 2.4 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 16.1% while the Penguins defense kills off 88.1% of their penalties.

Pittsburgh was a 6-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Flyers. They won as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors.

Buffalo was a 4-3 loser in its last match at home against the Canadiens. They lost as -102 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Montreal are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Penguins at Sabres trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Buffalo
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Pittsburgh is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Buffalo's last 18 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Buffalo is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to NY Rangers, Tuesday, February 21
Buffalo home to NY Islanders, Tuesday, February 21

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