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March 28, 7:30 PM | BB&T Center

Buffalo Sabres vs Florida Panthers Odds

13-16-4TEAM RECORD9-19-6

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Buffalo duelling Florida on Thursday at BB&T Center.

The Panthers sit at 9-19-6 on the season; in comparison, the Sabres are currently 13-16-4. Looking to wager on the totals? Florida is 14-20 OU, and Buffalo is 16-15-2 OU.

View Buffalo vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Panthers as -105 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5 at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 30-ranked Panthers and the No. 28-rated Sabres in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 2.4 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.1 goals allowed. The Panthers power play is averaging 17.9% while the Sabres defense kills off 77.7% of their penalties.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Lightning on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at -121 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Florida was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Toronto at -156 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Sabres at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games on the road
Buffalo is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Buffalo's last 19 games when playing on the road against Florida
Buffalo is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games when playing Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Florida's last 19 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games at home
Florida is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games when playing Buffalo

Next up:
Buffalo home to Washington, Saturday, March 30
Florida home to New Jersey, Saturday, March 30

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