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Buffalo Sabres take on Canucks in NHL Betting Odds

NHL betting odds interest swings to the Buffalo Sabres at Vancouver battle on Monday at Rogers Arena as the Canucks try to defend home turf and reward moneyline betting fans.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Vancouver sat as -175 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 2.6-2.4 victory for the Sabres. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Buffalo Sabres vs Vancouver Canucks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Vancouver Canucks are 9-11-8 overall while the Buffalo Sabres are 11-13-3. As for the totals, Vancouver is 11-11-6 on the OU, and Buffalo is 8-10-9. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Vancouver vs Buffalo injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Vancouver Canucks rated this week at No. 17 and the Buffalo Sabres sitting at No. 9.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Vancouver Canucks No. 17-ranked offense (2.57 goals per game) against a Buffalo Sabres defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Canucks powerplay has clicked at a 19.19% rate while the Sabres have a 74.63% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Buffalo lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Oilers on December 06. Bettors who backed the Oilers at -115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Vancouver, they were a 4-0 loser as they battled the Bruins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at +111 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games when playing Vancouver
  • Buffalo is 1-7-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Vancouver
  • Vancouver is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vancouver's last 5 games
  • Vancouver is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Vancouver's last 7 games when playing Buffalo

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo at Calgary, Thursday, December 10th
Vancouver home to New York, Wednesday, December 9th