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Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Preview

Pittsburgh Penguins

Buffalo Sabres
39-15-2 February 05, 2014, 07:30 PM | First Niagara Center 15-32-8

The Sabres get a visit from the Pittsburgh Penguins in hockey action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Sabres currently sport a record of 15-32-8. The Penguins are 39-15-2. Betting totals have seen the Sabres post a 19-27-9 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Penguins have gone 25-26-5 against the number.

View Pittsburgh Penguins vs Buffalo Sabres Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Sabres as 181 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

This game matches up the No. 24 (Sabres) and the No. 11 (Penguins) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

The Penguins were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -190 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 3-2 loser at home against the Oilers. Bettors on Edmonton at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 30-ranked offense (1.95 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.38 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 14.77% rate while the Penguins have a 87.72% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to New York, Friday, February 7th
Buffalo at Ottawa, Thursday, February 6th