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Rare Total in Devils-Sabres Game Tuesday

Cory Schneider New Jersey Devils NHL

Tuesday’s meeting between the New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres leaves a lot to be desired, but it is unique in that the total is currently 4.5. If that mark stands, it will be just the seventh game this season that featured a 4.5-goal total.

Shark Bites
  • Buffalo is 4-2 SU in its last six games overall.
  • Devils are 5-0 SU in their last five games versus the Sabres.
  • UNDER has cashed in 13 of the last 18 meetings between the Devils and Sabres.

Online shop Bovada is presently offering the Devils at -145 in moneyline markets while the Sabres are at +115. OVER 4.5 goals is currently -145 while UNDER is +115.

The Devils, who are the lowest scoring team in the league, have been involved in all six of the previous games with a 4.5-goal total. They have gone 2-4 SU and the OVER/UNDER record in those games is 3-3. Furthermore, there has been an average of six goals scored per game in the previous six.

The Sabres average just 2.4 goals per game, which ranks 25th in the league. They enter Tuesday’s game with a two-game winning streak and have actually scored four goals in each contest.

The last game with a 4.5-goal total was on April 2 when the Tampa Lightning skated to a 3-1 win over the Devils on home ice.

Games with 4.5-Goal Total in 2015-16
DateAwayHomeAway $Home $OU
02-Feb-16Rangers 2Devils 3-136+123O
08-Feb-16Devils 1Rangers 2+153-170U
16-Feb-16Flyers 6Devils 3+111-123O
01-Mar-16Hurricanes 3Devils 1+121-134U
17-Mar-16Wild 4Devils 7-148+134O
02-Apr-16Devils 1Lightning 3+153-170U

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Buffalo Sabres opened as 122 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 4.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

A 0.2-0 result in favor of the Devils is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Buffalo Sabres vs New Jersey Devils Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New Jersey Devils sport a record of 37-34-8 heading into this matchup, while the Buffalo Sabres sit at 33-35-11 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 25-37-17 for the Devils and 26-29-24 for the Sabres. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Jersey vs Buffalo injuries news.

The New Jersey Devils sit at No. 27 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Buffalo Sabres sit at a No. 16 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New Jersey Devils No. 30-ranked offense (2.23 goals per game) against a Buffalo Sabres defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.71 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 20.5% rate while the Sabres have a 82.78% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Sabres were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Buffalo at +190 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

New Jersey lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Lightning on April 02. Bettors who backed the Lightning at -170 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Buffalo is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Jersey
  • Buffalo is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
  • New Jersey is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 7 games at home
  • New Jersey is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo home to Columbus, Friday, April 8th
New Jersey home to Tampa Bay, Thursday, April 7th