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Sabres open as moneyline underdog vs Penguins

Buffalo SabresPittsburgh Penguins
April 2, 7:30 PM | Consol Energy Centre

Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds

13-17-6TEAM RECORD28-8-0

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.

View Buffalo vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Penguins at No. 2 and the Sabres at No. 29 heading into this contest.

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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

Next up:
Buffalo home to Ottawa, Friday, April 5
Pittsburgh at NY Rangers, Wednesday, April 3