Pittsburgh favored by -271 against Buffalo on Monday


Buffalo Sabres

Pittsburgh Penguins
14-29-7 January 27, 2014, 07:30 PM | Consol Energy Centre 36-14-2



A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Buffalo duelling Pittsburgh on Monday at Consol Energy Centre.

The Penguins are 36-14-2 so far on the season. The Sabres, meanwhile, are 14-29-7. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Pittsburgh go 25-23-4 and the Sabres go 17-25-8 on the totals.

View Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Penguins in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -271 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 12 (Penguins) and the No. 24 (Sabres) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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Buffalo won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Blue Jackets on January 25. Bettors who backed the Sabres at +171 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 3-0 loser on the road against the Stars. Bettors on Dallas at +124 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 4-ranked offense (3.23 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.88 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 24.42% rate while the Sabres have a 82.91% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Buffalo home to Washington, Tuesday, January 28th
Pittsburgh at Los Angeles, Thursday, January 30th
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