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Buffalo favored by -150 against Florida on Friday

Florida PanthersBuffalo Sabres
Dec 9, 7:30 PM | First Niagara Center

Florida Panthers vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

16-8-4TEAM RECORD14-11-2

Hockey bettors look for value at First Niagara Center on Friday as host Buffalo battles the Florida Panthers in hockey odds action.

The Sabres sit at 14-11-2 on the season; in comparison, the Panthers are currently 16-8-4. Looking to wager on the totals? Buffalo is 13-13-1 OU, and Florida is 13-14-1 OU.

View Florida vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Buffalo sat as -150 favorites. The total was set at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 17 (Sabres) and the No. 11 (Panthers) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 15-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 18.4% rate while the Panthers have a 83.5% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Florida was a 2-0 winner on the road against the Bruins. Bettors on Florida at +162 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Buffalo was a 5-4 loser in its last match at home against the Flyers. They lost as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing NY Rangers are 4-6
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

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

A few Panthers at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Florida is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Florida is 5-10-1 SU in its last 16 games ,when playing on the road against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing at home against Florida
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Buffalo's last 9 games at home
Buffalo is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing Florida
Buffalo is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Florida

Next up:
Florida at NY Rangers, Sunday, December 11
Buffalo home to NY Rangers, Saturday, December 10