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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Friday when the Buffalo Sabres and the Toronto Maple Leafs meet at Air Canada Centre.

Buffalo won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Coyotes on December 23. Bettors who backed the Sabres at +135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Maple Leafs were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Toronto:
Team record: 18-16-5 SU, ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games when playing at home against Buffalo
is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-1
After playing NY Rangers are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Buffalo:
Team record: 10-24-3 SU, ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Toronto
is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road

When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Next up:
Buffalo home to Washington, Sunday, December 29
Toronto home to Carolina, Sunday, December 29