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Sabres face Carolina Hurricanes: NHL odds preview and stats


Buffalo Sabres

Carolina Hurricanes
19-38-8 March 13, 2014, 07:00 PM | PNC Arena 28-28-9



The Carolina Hurricanes will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Buffalo Sabres invade PNC Arena on Thursday.

Carolina will face the 19-38-8 Sabres. In totals betting, the Hurricanes are 26-32-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Sabres are 22-32-11 favoring the OVER.View Buffalo Sabres vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

The Sabres were listed as 181 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Thursday at BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hurricanes rated this week at No. 25 and the Sabres sitting at No. 29.

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In their last action, Buffalo was a 4-1 loser at home against the Predators. Bettors on Nashville at -106 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Carolina was a 3-1 winner at home against the Rangers. Bettors on Carolina at +140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 21-ranked offense (2.51 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 22 at 2.95 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 12.72% rate while the Sabres have a 82.03% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Sabres at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games
Buffalo is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Buffalo's last 7 games on the road
Carolina is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo
Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Carolina's last 13 games when playing at home against Buffalo


Next up:
Buffalo at New York, Saturday, March 15th
Carolina at Boston, Saturday, March 15th

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