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Buffalo SabresColumbus Blue Jackets
Nov 25, 7:00 PM | Nationwide Arena

Buffalo Sabres vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds

12-8-1TEAM RECORD5-13-3

The visiting Sabres hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Nationwide Arena against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Blue Jackets sit at 5-13-3 on the season; in comparison, the Sabres are currently 12-8-1. Looking to wager on the totals? Columbus is 10-10-1 OU, and Buffalo is 10-10-1 OU.

View Buffalo vs Columbus Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Blue Jackets were listed as +135 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Blue Jackets sit at No. 28 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Sabres sit at a No. 11 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus' No. 27-ranked offense (2.3 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 13.8% rate while the Sabres have a 88.3% rate on the penalty kill.

The Sabres were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -117 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Blue Jackets were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing New Jersey are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Sabres at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
Buffalo is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Buffalo's last 8 games on the road
Buffalo is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Columbus' last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 6 games
Columbus is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games at home
Columbus is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Buffalo home to Washington, Saturday, November 26
Columbus home to St. Louis, Sunday, November 27

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