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Buffalo Sabres vs Vancouver Canucks Odds Preview with Prediction

The NHL hockey betting odds menu sees a clash between Vancouver and Buffalo Sabres on Thursday, with the host Canucks trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who back them on the moneyline.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Vancouver Canucks as 114 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Canucks to win this game 2.9-2.5. 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

The Vancouver Canucks bring a 2-0-0 record to the battle against the 1-1-1 Sabres. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Vancouver go 1-1 so far and the Sabres go 2-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Vancouver vs Buffalo injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Vancouver Canucks at No. 30 and the Buffalo Sabres at No. 9 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Vancouver Canucks No. 22-ranked offense (2.67 goals per game) against a Buffalo Sabres defense that ranks No. 18 at 3.33 goals per game allowed. The Canucks powerplay has clicked at a 0% rate while the Sabres have a 100% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Flames on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Flames at -152 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Canucks were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got Vancouver at +137 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Vancouver
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing Vancouver
  • Vancouver is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Vancouver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vancouver's last 6 games
  • Vancouver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo at Philadelphia, Tuesday, October 25th
Vancouver at Los Angeles, Saturday, October 22nd