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New Jersey Devils

Buffalo Sabres
17-17-8 January 04, 2014, 07:00 PM | First Niagara Center 11-26-4

The New Jersey Devils will look to grab a road win when they take on the Sabres in Buffalo at First Niagara Center on Saturday in hockey odds action.

The Sabres currently sport a record of 11-26-4. The Devils are 17-17-8. Betting totals have seen the Sabres post a 11-22-8 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Devils have gone 14-20-8 against the number.

View New Jersey Devils vs Buffalo Sabres Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting New Jersey before puck drop in this match found them as -105-moneyline at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, ccording to BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Sabres rated this week at No. 26 and the Devils sitting at No. 13.

In their last action, New Jersey was a 5-3 loser at home against the Blackhawks. Bettors on Chicago at -146 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Buffalo was a 4-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Wild. They lost as +168 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 1.76 goals per game, against a Devils defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.57 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 11.9% while the Devils defense kills off 87.12% of their penalties.

A few Devils at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games on the road
Buffalo is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games
Buffalo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games at home
Buffalo is 7-11-3 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against New Jersey

Next up:
New Jersey home to Philadelphia, Tuesday, January 7th
Buffalo home to Hartford , Tuesday, January 7th