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Buffalo favored by -147 against Carolina on Friday

Carolina HurricanesBuffalo Sabres
Jan 25, 7:00 PM | First Niagara Center

Carolina Hurricanes vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

1-2-0TEAM RECORD2-1-0

The Buffalo Sabres battle the visiting Carolina Hurricanes on Friday in NHL betting action at First Niagara Center.

The Sabres bring a 2-1 record to the battle against the 1-2 Hurricanes. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Buffalo go 2-1 so far and the Hurricanes go 2-1.

View Carolina vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Hurricanes listed as underdogs of +-147 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Sabres at No. 20 and the Hurricanes at No. 27 heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 3.3 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 26 at 4 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 20% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 77.8% of their penalties.

The Sabres were a 6-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Hurricanes. That made winners of bettors who got Carolina at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Buffalo are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Carolina are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Hurricanes at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Carolina's last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Carolina's last 9 games when playing Buffalo
Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Carolina is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Buffalo is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Buffalo's last 9 games
Buffalo is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Carolina home to Boston, Monday, January 28
Buffalo at Washington, Sunday, January 27