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Buffalo Sabres at Calgary Flames Betting Lines and Trends

The Calgary Flames look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Buffalo Sabres arrive at Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Calgary sat as -161 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.3-2.2 victory for the Sabres. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Buffalo Sabres vs Calgary Flames Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Buffalo Sabres will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 11-14-3 this season, while the Flames are 10-14-2. Buffalo is 9-10-9 on the totals; Calgary is 14-11-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Calgary vs Buffalo injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Calgary Flames at No. 27 and the Buffalo Sabres at No. 9 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Calgary's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 2.56 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.79 goals allowed. The Flames power play is averaging 12.35% while the Sabres defense kills off 75.34% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Buffalo was a 5-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Canucks. They lost as +171 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, Calgary was a 4-2 winner at home against the Sharks. Bettors on Calgary at +102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games
  • Buffalo is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Calgary
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Calgary's last 6 games
  • Calgary is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Calgary's last 16 games at home
  • Calgary is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Buffalo

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo home to Los Angeles, Saturday, December 12th
Calgary home to New York, Saturday, December 12th