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New York Rangers Host Buffalo Sabres in NHL Betting Action

The visiting Buffalo Sabres hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Madison Square Garden against the New York Rangers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The New York Rangers were listed earlier today as -215 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 2.7-2.6 win for the Rangers on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Buffalo Sabres vs New York Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

43-25-9 New York battles the Sabres, currently with a 32-35-11 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 35-28-14 for the Rangers and 25-29-24 for the Sabres. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Buffalo injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 16-ranked New York Rangers and the No. 14-rated Buffalo Sabres in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 2.88 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.71 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 20.2% while the Sabres defense kills off 82.52% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Sabres were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Buffalo at -133 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, New York was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Carolina at +137 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Rangers
  • Buffalo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 5 games
  • NY Rangers is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 5 games at home
  • NY Rangers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo at New Jersey, Tuesday, April 5th
New York at Columbus, Monday, April 4th