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NHL Betting Line Favors the Florida Panthers over the Buffalo Sabres Thursday

The visiting Buffalo Sabres hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at BankAtlantic Center against the Florida Panthers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Florida Panthers in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -160 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Thursday's contest. The over-under total was at 5 earlier at Bet365.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 2.8-2 win for the Panthers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Buffalo Sabres vs Florida Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Florida Panthers bring a 6-6-3 record to the battle against the 7-8-0 Sabres. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Florida go 5-5-5 so far and the Sabres go 5-6-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Florida vs Buffalo injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 22-rated Buffalo Sabres taking on the No. 11-rated Florida Panthers in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Florida's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.73 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Panthers power play is averaging 25.53% while the Sabres defense kills off 76.32% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Buffalo was a 4-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Lightning. They won as +207 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

The Panthers were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Flames. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at -143 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Buffalo is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Florida
  • Buffalo is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Florida
  • Florida is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Florida is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games at home
  • Florida is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Buffalo

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo home to San Jose, Saturday, November 14th
Florida at Tampa Bay, Saturday, November 14th