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Buffalo Sabres home to Wild in hockey betting action

Minnesota Wild

Buffalo Sabres
2-1-2 October 14, 2013, 07:30 PM | First Niagara Center 0-5-1

The visiting Wild hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to steal a win at First Niagara Center against the Buffalo Sabres.

The Sabres sit at 0-5-1 on the season; in comparison, the Wild are currently 2-1-2. Looking to wager on the totals? Buffalo is 0-5-1 OU, and Minnesota is 2-1-2 OU.

View Minnesota Wild vs Buffalo Sabres Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Sabres as 114 underdogs earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 30-ranked Sabres and the No. 10-rated Wild in this matchup.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 5-1 winner as they battled the Stars at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Wild at -165 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Blackhawks. Bettors on Chicago at -243 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 1 goals per game, against a Wild defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.4 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 9.52% while the Wild defense kills off 66.67% of their penalties.

Next up:
Minnesota at Toronto, Tuesday, October 15th
Buffalo at New York, Tuesday, October 15th