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Blackhawks visit Buffalo Sabres in NHL clash

Chicago Blackhawks

Buffalo Sabres
37-13-14 March 09, 2014, 07:30 PM | First Niagara Center 19-36-8

The Sabres get a visit from the Chicago Blackhawks in hockey action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

This season the Sabres are 19-36-8 overall while the Blackhawks are 37-13-14. As for the totals, Buffalo is 22-31-10 on the OU, and Chicago is 34-30.

View Chicago Blackhawks vs Buffalo Sabres Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Sabres as 195 underdogs earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Sabres rated this week at No. 26 and the Blackhawks sitting at No. 14.

In their last action, Chicago was a 6-1 winner at home against the Blue Jackets. Bettors on Chicago at -179 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Buffalo was a 2-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Panthers. They lost as +147 underdogs, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 2.02 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.67 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 14.57% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 80.61% of their penalties.

Next up:
Chicago at Colorado, Wednesday, March 12th
Buffalo home to Nashville, Tuesday, March 11th