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Chicago Blackhawks favored by -180 against Buffalo on Friday NHL Odds Menu

The Chicago Blackhawks look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Buffalo Sabres arrive at United Center on Friday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Chicago Blackhawks in this one found them earlier as -180 favorites on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.4-2.3 result in favor of the Blackhawks today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Buffalo Sabres vs Chicago Blackhawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Buffalo Sabres will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 7-17-4 this season, while the Blackhawks are 12-11-5. Buffalo is 11-14-3 against the total, while Chicago is 13-14-1 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Buffalo injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chicago Blackhawks rated this week at No. 14 and the Buffalo Sabres sitting at No. 31.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Chicago Blackhawks No. 11-ranked offense (3.17 goals per game) against a Buffalo Sabres defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.4 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 17.53% rate while the Sabres have a 81.08% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Buffalo won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Avalanche on December 05. Bettors who backed the Sabres at +120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Blackhawks were a 6-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -133 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Buffalo is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Buffalo's last 14 games
  • Buffalo is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Chicago is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Chicago is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 9 games
  • Chicago is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo at St. Louis, Sunday, December 10th
Chicago home to Arizona, Sunday, December 10th

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