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NHL HOCKEY

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Buffalo Sabres

The Columbus Blue Jackets and the Buffalo Sabres will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at First Niagara Center.

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Islanders on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at +113 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Sabres were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -115 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Buffalo:
Team record: 0-3-1 SU, ATS
Current streak: lost 4 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 6 games when playing Columbus
is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Columbus

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

Columbus:
Team record: 1-1-0 SU, ATS

is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 6 games when playing Buffalo

When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing NY Islanders are 3-3-2
After a win are 8-2

Next up:
Columbus home to Boston, Saturday, October 12
Buffalo at Chicago, Saturday, October 12