Pittsburgh Penguins vs Buffalo Sabres Betting Preview
|0-2-0||October 05, 2013, 07:00 PM | Consol Energy Centre||1-0-0|
Hockey bettors look for value at Consol Energy Centre on Saturday as host Pittsburgh battles the Buffalo Sabres in hockey odds action.
The Penguins sit at 1-0-0 on the season; in comparison, the Sabres are currently 0-2-0. Looking to wager on the totals? Pittsburgh is 0-1 OU, and Buffalo is 0-2 OU.
View Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds and Stats.
Bettors looking to side with the Penguins in this one found them earlier as -221 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 6 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Penguins at No. 5 and the Sabres at No. 20 heading into this contest.
The Sabres were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Ottawa at -135 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.
The Penguins were a 3-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -170 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 17-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 7 at 1.5 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 0% rate while the Sabres have a 100% rate on the penalty kill.
A few Sabres at Penguins trends to consider:
Buffalo is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Buffalo is 7-14-2 SU in its last 23 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Buffalo
Pittsburgh is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing at home against Buffalo
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