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Buffalo Sabres vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds Preview with Prediction

NHL betting odds interest swings to the Buffalo Sabres at Carolina battle on Friday at PNC Arena as the Hurricanes try to defend home turf and reward moneyline betting fans.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Carolina Hurricanes as -165 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3-2.3 win for the Sabres on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Buffalo Sabres vs Carolina Hurricanes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Carolina will face the 16-16-9 Sabres. In totals betting, the Hurricanes are 16-18-7 in over under betting so far this season while the Buffalo Sabres are 16-21-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Carolina vs Buffalo injuries news.

The Sabres - Hurricanes odds would favor the Sabres if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Carolina is rated No. 17 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Buffalo is at No. 15.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Carolina Hurricanes No. 19-ranked offense (2.66 goals per game) against a Buffalo Sabres defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.78 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 17.65% rate while the Sabres have a 73.39% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Lightning on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at -162 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Carolina, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Blue Jackets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at -126 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo home to Dallas, Monday, January 16th
Carolina home to New York, Saturday, January 14th