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Buffalo Sabres vs New York Rangers Pick and Betting Preview

The visiting Buffalo Sabres hope for a solid performance on Tuesday 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 -225 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.5.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.9-1.7 win for the Rangers on Tuesday. 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

The Buffalo Sabres will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 13-15-8 this season, while the Rangers are 26-12-1. Buffalo is 13-19-4 on the totals; New York is 21-14-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Buffalo injuries news.

The New York Rangers sit at No. 13 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Buffalo Sabres sit at a No. 22 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New York Rangers No. 3-ranked offense (3.46 goals per game) against a Buffalo Sabres defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.81 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 23.14% rate while the Sabres have a 73.87% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Bruins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -190 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

New York won its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Avalanche on December 31. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -167 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Buffalo is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games
  • Buffalo is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • NY Rangers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • NY Rangers is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Rangers's last 5 games
  • NY Rangers is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo at Chicago, Thursday, January 5th
New York at Philadelphia, Wednesday, January 4th