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NHL Betting Preview - Buffalo Sabres Underdogs vs Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo

The Buffalo Sabres battle the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday in NHL betting odds action at First Niagara Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Toronto Maple Leafs opened as -111 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 1.7-1.4 win for the Sabres. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Buffalo Sabres Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Toronto Maple Leafs have seen them go 1-3-1 so far this season, while the Sabres are at 1-4-0. In totals betting, the Buffalo Sabres are 1-3-1, while the Maple Leafs are 2-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs Toronto injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Buffalo Sabres rated this week at No. 24 and the Toronto Maple Leafs sitting at No. 29.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Buffalo Sabres No. 26-ranked offense (1.8 goals per game) against a Toronto Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.4 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 23.81% rate while the Maple Leafs have a 75% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Penguins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -251 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

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 -273 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games
  • Toronto is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games
  • Buffalo is 5-19 SU in its last 24 games at home
  • Buffalo is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at Montreal, Saturday, October 24th
Buffalo home to Montreal, Friday, October 23rd

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