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Winnipeg Jets take on Sabres in hockey test

Winnipeg JetsBuffalo Sabres
Jan 7, 7:00 PM | First Niagara Center

Winnipeg Jets vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

19-16-5TEAM RECORD18-18-4

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Winnipeg duelling Buffalo on Saturday at First Niagara Center.

Buffalo battles the Jets, currently with a 19-16-5 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 18-21-1 for the Sabres and 18-21-1 for the Jets.

View Winnipeg vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-125 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Sabres rated this week at No. 21 and the Jets sitting at No. 15.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 18-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Jets defense that ranks No. 21 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 18.5% rate while the Jets have a 82.7% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Winnipeg was a 4-0 loser on the road against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Toronto at -150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Carolina at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Winnipeg Jets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing NY Rangers are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Carolina are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Jets at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Winnipeg's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Winnipeg's last 8 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Winnipeg's last 6 games when playing Buffalo
Winnipeg is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo
Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Winnipeg
Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Winnipeg
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 8 games when playing at home against Winnipeg
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing Winnipeg

Next up:
Winnipeg at Boston, Tuesday, January 10
Buffalo at Toronto, Tuesday, January 10

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