Toronto favored by -147 against Buffalo on Thursday
Buffalo Sabres vs Toronto Maple Leafs Odds
The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Buffalo Sabres invade Air Canada Centre on Thursday.
The Maple Leafs are 10-7 so far on the season. The Sabres, meanwhile, are 6-10-1. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Toronto go 6-10-1 and the Sabres go 10-7 on the totals.
The visitors opened as +-147 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.
This game matches up the No. 17 (Maple Leafs) and the No. 22 (Sabres) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 12-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.3 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 14.9% rate while the Sabres have a 80.9% rate on the penalty kill.
Buffalo lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Jets on February 19. Bettors who backed the Jets at +130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Lightning on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at -155 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.
Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Winnipeg are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-1
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Sabres at Maple Leafs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Buffalo's last 13 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Buffalo is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Buffalo's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home
Toronto is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto's last 11 games
Buffalo home to NY Islanders, Saturday, February 23
Toronto at Ottawa, Saturday, February 23