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Anaheim Ducks at Buffalo Sabres Betting Odds Preview with Pick

NHL betting odds interest swings to the Anaheim Ducks at Buffalo battle on Thursday at First Niagara Center as the Sabres try to defend home turf and reward moneyline betting fans.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Buffalo Sabres in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of 105 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Thursday's contest. The over-under total was at 5 earlier at Bet365.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.3-1.7 result in favor of the Ducks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Anaheim Ducks vs Buffalo Sabres Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Anaheim Ducks will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 11-13-5 this season, while the Sabres are 13-16-3. Anaheim is 9-14-6 on the totals; Buffalo is 10-13-9. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs Anaheim injuries news.

The Ducks - Sabres odds would favor the Sabres if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Buffalo is rated No. 12 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Anaheim is at No. 13.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Buffalo's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 2.31 goals per game, against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.52 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 22% while the Ducks defense kills off 87.13% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Anaheim was a 5-1 loser at home against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Carolina at +162 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 2-0 loser at home against the Devils. Bettors on New Jersey at -105 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Anaheim's last 5 games
  • Anaheim is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • Anaheim is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo
  • Anaheim is 3-5-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
  • Buffalo is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
  • Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Anaheim

Next Betting Matchups

Anaheim at New Jersey, Saturday, December 19th
Buffalo home to Chicago, Saturday, December 19th