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Buffalo Sabres at Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Odds Preview with Pick

The Columbus Blue Jackets battle the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Friday in NHL betting odds action at Nationwide Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting Buffalo Sabres in this one, they Sabres listed earlier today as underdogs of 127 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.3-2.3 result in favor of the Blue Jackets today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Buffalo Sabres vs Columbus Blue Jackets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Columbus Blue Jackets currently sport a record of 23-28-7. The Buffalo Sabres are 23-28-7. Betting totals have seen the Blue Jackets post a 28-27-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Sabres have gone 20-23-15 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs Buffalo injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Columbus Blue Jackets and the No. 26-ranked Buffalo Sabres, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Columbus's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.57 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 22 at 2.79 goals allowed. The Blue Jackets power play is averaging 17.34% while the Sabres defense kills off 81.63% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Sabres were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Ottawa at -146 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for OVER bettors.

Columbus lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Bruins on February 16. Bettors who backed the Bruins at -103 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Buffalo is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing Columbus
  • Buffalo is 3-5-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Columbus
  • Columbus is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus's last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Columbus's last 12 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus's last 6 games when playing Buffalo

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, February 21st
Columbus at Boston, Monday, February 22nd