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Buffalo Sabres vs Calgary Flames Betting Matchup Report

Calgary Flames

Buffalo Sabres
12-15-4 December 14, 2013, 02:00 PM | First Niagara Center 7-23-2

The Sabres get a visit from the Calgary Flames in hockey action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Buffalo battles the Flames, currently with a 12-15-4 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 8-18-6 for the Sabres and 16-15 for the Flames.

View Calgary Flames vs Buffalo Sabres Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Calgary before puck drop in this match found them as 105-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, ccording to BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 30 (Sabres) and the No. 28 (Flames) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Calgary won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Hurricanes on December 12. Bettors who backed the Flames at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Senators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at -185 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 1.69 goals per game, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.26 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 13.83% while the Flames defense kills off 81.82% of their penalties.

A few Flames at Sabres trends to consider:
Calgary is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Calgary is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Calgary's last 5 games
Calgary is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Buffalo is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games
Buffalo is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Calgary at New York, Sunday, December 15th
Buffalo home to Atlanta, Tuesday, December 17th