Sabres open as moneyline underdog vs Penguins
Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds
The Pittsburgh Penguins battle the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday in NHL betting action at Consol Energy Centre.
The Penguins sit at 28-8 on the season; in comparison, the Sabres are currently 13-17-6. Looking to wager on the totals? Pittsburgh is 17-18-1 OU, and Buffalo is 18-16-2 OU.
The Penguins were listed earlier today as -231 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Penguins at No. 2 and the Sabres at No. 29 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.4 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.1 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 23.4% while the Sabres defense kills off 77% of their penalties.
Buffalo lost its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Bruins on March 31. Bettors who backed the Bruins at -162 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 2-0 winner as they battled the Islanders at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -210 were rewarded, while the 2 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing NY Islanders are 6-4
After a win are 10-0
A few Sabres at Penguins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games on the road
Buffalo is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games
Buffalo home to Ottawa, Friday, April 5
Pittsburgh at NY Rangers, Wednesday, April 3