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Edmonton Oilers

Buffalo Sabres
18-33-6 February 03, 2014, 07:00 PM | First Niagara Center 15-31-8

NHL wagering interest swings to the Buffalo vs Edmonton battle on Monday at First Niagara Center as the Sabres try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Sabres are 15-31-8 so far on the season. The Oilers, meanwhile, are 18-33-6. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Buffalo go 19-27-8 and the Oilers go 33-23-1 on the totals.

View Edmonton Oilers vs Buffalo Sabres Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -110 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Sabres and the No. 25-ranked Oilers, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

The Oilers were a 4-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -195 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 30-ranked offense (1.94 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.4 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 14.71% rate while the Oilers have a 80.93% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Edmonton at New York, Thursday, February 6th
Buffalo home to Pittsburgh, Wednesday, February 5th