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Buffalo SabresPhiladelphia Flyers
Feb 16, 7:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center

Buffalo Sabres vs Philadelphia Flyers Odds

24-26-6TEAM RECORD31-18-7

The Buffalo Sabres will look to grab a road win when they take on the Flyers in Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday in hockey odds action.

The Flyers currently sports a record of 31-18-7. The Sabres are 24-26-6. Betting totals have seen the Flyers post a 33-22-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Sabres have gone 23-31-2 against the number.

View Buffalo vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Buffalo before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-170-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 5.5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Flyers at No. 5 and the Sabres at No. 27 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 2-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Flyers powerplay has clicked at a 19.5% rate while the Sabres have a 81.5% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 4-1 loser at home against the Devils. Bettors on New Jersey at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

The Flyers were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -170 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Philadelphia Flyers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 9-1
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Sabres at Flyers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Buffalo is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
Buffalo is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing at home against Buffalo
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Buffalo

Next up:
Buffalo home to Montreal, Friday, February 17
Philadelphia home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, February 18

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