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Buffalo Sabres host Nashville Predators in hockey action

Nashville Predators

Buffalo Sabres
27-28-10 March 11, 2014, 07:00 PM | First Niagara Center 19-37-8

Buffalo will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the Nashville Predators pay a visit to First Niagara Center.

The Sabres sit at 19-37-8 on the season; in comparison, the Predators are currently 27-28-10. Looking to wager on the totals? Buffalo is 22-32-10 OU, and Nashville is 26-28-11 OU.

View Nashville Predators vs Buffalo Sabres Odds and Stats.

The Predators were listed as -126 favorites on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Tuesday at BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Sabres rated this week at No. 29 and the Predators sitting at No. 23.

Last time out for Nashville, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Senators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Predators at +120 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Buffalo was a 2-1 loser in its last match at home against the Blackhawks. They lost as +220 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 30-ranked offense (2 goals per game) against a Predators defense that ranks No. 24 at 2.98 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 14.22% rate while the Predators have a 80.3% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Predators at Sabres trends to consider:
Nashville is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Nashville is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Nashville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Buffalo
Nashville is 5-1-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Buffalo is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games
Buffalo is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Buffalo's last 11 games at home

Next up:
Nashville at Chicago, Friday, March 14th
Buffalo at Carolina, Thursday, March 13th