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Buffalo Sabres Visit Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Lines and Pick for NHL Clash

The visiting Buffalo Sabres hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at Nationwide Arena against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Buffalo Sabres opened as 184 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.2-2.6 win for the Sabres on Wednesday. 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

5-3-0 Columbus battles the Sabres, currently with a 3-5-2 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 4-4 for the Blue Jackets and 6-3-1 for the Sabres. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs Buffalo injuries news.

This game puts the Columbus Blue Jackets, most recently No. 30 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Buffalo Sabres, who rate a No. 26 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Columbus Blue Jackets No. 15-ranked offense (3.12 goals per game) against a Buffalo Sabres defense that ranks No. 24 at 3.6 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 9.09% rate while the Sabres have a 82.86% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Buffalo was a 1-0 winner in its last match at home against the Red Wings. They won as favorites, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 6-4 loser as they battled the Kings at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at +129 were rewarded, while the 10 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Buffalo is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games
  • Buffalo is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Columbus is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Columbus is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Columbus is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Columbus's last 15 games when playing Buffalo

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo home to San Jose, Saturday, October 28th
Columbus home to Winnipeg, Friday, October 27th