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Jan 3, 7:00 PM | First Niagara Center

Edmonton Oilers vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

16-19-3TEAM RECORD17-17-4

Edmonton pays a visit to Buffalo on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Sabres bats in hockey action at First Niagara Center.

The Sabres sport records of 17-17-4 heading into this matchup, while the Oilers sit at 16-19-3 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 16-21-1 for the Sabres and 17-19-2 for the Oilers.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Sabres in this one will find them as -155 favorites on the NHL money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Sabres at No. 21 and the Oilers at No. 18 heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 20-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 19% rate while the Oilers have a 84.1% rate on the penalty kill.

The Oilers were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blackhawks. That made winners of bettors who got Edmonton at +205 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Senators at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at +104 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 0-10
After playing Chicago are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Ottawa are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Oilers at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Edmonton's last 5 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Edmonton's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Edmonton's last 9 games when playing Buffalo
Edmonton is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Buffalo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing at home against Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Edmonton at St. Louis, Thursday, January 5
Buffalo at Carolina, Friday, January 6