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Buffalo Sabres Visit San Jose Sharks Betting Lines and Pick for NHL Clash

NHL betting odds interest swings to the Buffalo Sabres at San Jose battle on Friday at SAP Center as the Sharks try to defend home turf and reward moneyline betting fans.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Buffalo Sabres opened as 222 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 2.9-2.5 result in favor of the Sharks today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Buffalo Sabres vs San Jose Sharks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

32-21-6 San Jose battles the Sabres, currently with a 24-30-7 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 34-20-5 for the Sharks and 21-25-15 for the Sabres. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Jose vs Buffalo injuries news.

The San Jose Sharks sit at No. 1 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Buffalo Sabres sit at a No. 24 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits San Jose's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 3 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.74 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 22.84% while the Sabres defense kills off 82.5% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Buffalo lost its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Ducks on February 24. Bettors who backed the Ducks at -245 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

San Jose was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Avalanche. They lost as -144 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing San Jose
  • San Jose is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games
  • San Jose is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Jose's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo at Los Angeles, Saturday, February 27th
San Jose at Vancouver, Sunday, February 28th