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NHL Betting Odds and Prediction - Buffalo Sabres vs San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks get a visit from the Buffalo Sabres in NHL Betting Odds action on Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, San Jose sat as -204 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

A 3.6-2 result in favor of the Sharks 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 San Jose Sharks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Buffalo Sabres will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 0-2-1 this season, while the Sharks are 0-2-0. Buffalo is 2-0-1 against the total, while San Jose is 1-0-1 versus the number. 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. 27 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Buffalo Sabres sit at a No. 26 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the San Jose Sharks No. 30-ranked offense (2 goals per game) against a Buffalo Sabres defense that ranks No. 31 at 5 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 20% rate while the Sabres have a 100% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Buffalo was a 6-2 loser in its last match at home against the Devils. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, San Jose was a 4-1 loser at home against the Kings. Bettors on Los Angeles at +122 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Buffalo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Buffalo is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • San Jose is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • San Jose is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • San Jose is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • San Jose is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo at Los Angeles, Saturday, October 14th
San Jose home to New York, Saturday, October 14th