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Hurricanes return to action in Buffalo

The National Hockey League will put their Olympic break behind them on Tuesday night as the Buffalo Sabres get a visit from the Carolina Hurricanes in betting action at the sportsbooks.

Carolina and Buffalo last met on January 23, with the Hurricanes winning 5-3 on the NHL betting lines in that contest. Overall Carolina is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games against Buffalo, with the OVER/UNDER 5-5 in those matchups.

The Hurricanes will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 26-22-9 this season, while the Sabres are 15-34-8. Carolina is 23-28-6 against the total, while Buffalo is 20-28-9 versus the number.

View Carolina Hurricanes vs Buffalo Sabres Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Hurricanes listed earlier today as favorites of -130 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

The Sabres - Hurricanes odds would favor the Hurricanes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Buffalo is rated No. 27 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Carolina is at No. 15.

The Hurricanes were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Canadiens. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at -103 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Senators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at -230 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 1.93 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.77 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 14.13% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 80.23% of their penalties.

A few Hurricanes at Sabres trends to consider:
Carolina is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games
Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games on the road
Buffalo is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Buffalo's last 13 games
Buffalo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Carolina at Dallas, Thursday, February 27th
Buffalo home to Boston, Wednesday, February 26th