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Buffalo Sabres at Chicago Blackhawks Betting Odds Preview with Pick

The NHL hockey betting odds menu sees a clash between Chicago and Buffalo Sabres on Friday, with the host Blackhawks trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who back them on the moneyline.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Chicago Blackhawks in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -225 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Friday's contest. The over-under total was at 5 earlier at Bet365.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.4-1.1 victory for the Blackhawks. 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 Chicago Blackhawks currently sport a record of 25-13-4. The Buffalo Sabres are 15-21-4. Betting totals have seen the Blackhawks post a 14-20-8 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Sabres have gone 14-16-10 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Buffalo injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 5 (Chicago Blackhawks) and the No. 23 (Buffalo Sabres) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Chicago's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 2.79 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.75 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 23.77% while the Sabres defense kills off 77.08% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Sabres were a 5-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at -134 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Blackhawks were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games
  • Buffalo is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 7 games on the road
  • Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chicago's last 8 games at home
  • Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo at Winnipeg, Sunday, January 10th
Chicago home to Colorado, Sunday, January 10th

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