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Philadelphia Flyers take on Sabres in hockey test

Philadelphia FlyersBuffalo Sabres
Dec 7, 7:30 PM | First Niagara Center

Philadelphia Flyers vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

15-7-3TEAM RECORD14-11-1

The Philadelphia Flyers will look to grab a road win when they take on the Sabres in Buffalo at First Niagara Center on Wednesday in hockey odds action.

The Sabres sport records of 14-11-1 heading into this matchup, while the Flyers sit at 15-7-3 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-13-1 for the Sabres and 15-9-1 for the Flyers.

View Philadelphia vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Sabres as -115 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 999.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Sabres, most recently No. 17 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Flyers, who rate a No. 5 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 15-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 17% rate while the Flyers have a 83.6% rate on the penalty kill.

Philadelphia won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Coyotes on December 3. Bettors who backed the Flyers at +120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Predators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sabres at +120 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Philadelphia Flyers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Tampa Bay are 9-1
After playing Phoenix are 3-3-1
After a win are 5-5

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Nashville are 3-3-1
After a win are 4-6

A few Flyers at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 12 games when playing Buffalo
Philadelphia is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Buffalo's last 12 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Buffalo is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Pittsburgh, Thursday, December 8
Buffalo home to Florida, Friday, December 9

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