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Winnipeg favored by -121 against Buffalo on Tuesday


Winnipeg Jets

Buffalo Sabres
15-15-5 December 17, 2013, 07:00 PM | First Niagara Center 7-23-3



The Buffalo Sabres battle the visiting Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday in NHL betting action at First Niagara Center.

The Sabres are 7-23-3 so far on the season. The Jets, meanwhile, are 15-15-5. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Buffalo go 8-19-6 and the Jets go 13-18-4 on the totals.

View Winnipeg Jets vs Buffalo Sabres Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Sabres as 110 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 29-ranked Sabres and the No. 26-rated Jets in this matchup.

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In their last action, Winnipeg was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Blue Jackets. Bettors on Winnipeg at +110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

The Sabres were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Flames. That made winners of bettors who got Calgary at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 30-ranked offense (1.67 goals per game) against a Jets defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.91 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 13.13% rate while the Jets have a 82.93% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Jets at Sabres trends to consider:
Winnipeg is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games
Winnipeg is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Winnipeg's last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Winnipeg's last 6 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Buffalo is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games
Buffalo is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games at home


Next up:
Winnipeg home to Florida, Friday, December 20th
Buffalo home to Boston, Thursday, December 19th