Pittsburgh Penguins home to Sabres in hockey betting action
Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds
NHL wagering interest swings to the Pittsburgh vs Buffalo battle on Tuesday at Consol Energy Centre as the Penguins try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
This season the Penguins are 35-10 overall while the Sabres are 19-21-6. As for the totals, Pittsburgh is 21-23-1 on the OU, and Buffalo is 21-21-4.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Penguins rated this week at No. 2 and the Sabres sitting at No. 28.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 1-ranked offense (3.4 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 24 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 23.6% rate while the Sabres have a 78.9% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, Buffalo was a 2-1 loser at home against the Jets. Bettors on Winnipeg at -111 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Senators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at +110 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Winnipeg are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Ottawa are 7-3
After a win are 9-1
A few Sabres at Penguins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games on the road
Buffalo is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing at home against Buffalo
Buffalo home to NY Islanders, Friday, April 26
Pittsburgh at New Jersey, Thursday, April 25