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Buffalo Sabres vs Phoenix Coyotes Betting Matchup Report

Phoenix Coyotes

Buffalo Sabres
19-10-6 December 23, 2013, 07:00 PM | First Niagara Center 9-24-3

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Buffalo and Phoenix on Monday, with the host Sabres trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Sabres are 9-24-3 so far on the season. The Coyotes, meanwhile, are 19-10-6. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Buffalo go 10-19-7 and the Coyotes go 20-14-1 on the totals.

View Phoenix Coyotes vs Buffalo Sabres Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Buffalo sat as 143 underdogs over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

This game matches up the No. 30 (Sabres) and the No. 11 (Coyotes) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Senators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Coyotes at -110 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Buffalo lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Bruins on December 21. Bettors who backed the Bruins at -265 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 1.78 goals per game, against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.09 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 12.28% while the Coyotes defense kills off 78.29% of their penalties.

A few Coyotes at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 8 games
Phoenix is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games on the road
Phoenix is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Buffalo
Buffalo is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
Buffalo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Buffalo is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games at home
Buffalo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix home to San Jose, Friday, December 27th
Buffalo at Toronto, Friday, December 27th