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Buffalo Sabres vs New York Rangers Preview

New York RangersBuffalo Sabres
March 12, 7:00 PM | First Niagara Center

New York Rangers vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

13-9-2TEAM RECORD9-14-3

The Buffalo Sabres look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Rangers arrive at First Niagara Center on Tuesday.

Buffalo battles the Rangers, currently with a 13-9-2 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 13-11-2 for the Sabres and 8-12-4 for the Rangers.

View NY Rangers vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Sabres were listed earlier today as +114 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 29-ranked Sabres and the No. 11-rated Rangers in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 21-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 11.8% rate while the Rangers have a 83.3% rate on the penalty kill.

The Rangers were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -120 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 Flyers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Flyers at -124 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Rangers at Sabres trends to consider:
NY Rangers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
NY Rangers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the NY Rangers last 9 games on the road
NY Rangers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Buffalo's last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing at home against NY Rangers
Buffalo is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against NY Rangers
Buffalo is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
NY Rangers at Winnipeg, Thursday, March 14
Buffalo home to Ottawa, Saturday, March 16