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Moneyline Favors the Buffalo Sabres in Battle with the Calgary Flames – Betting Odds and Pick

First Niagara Center hosts an NHL battle on the odds menu between the Buffalo Sabres and the visiting Calgary Flames on Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Calgary Flames before puck drop in this match found them as 112 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to BetOnline.

A 3.3-2.1 result in favor of the Sabres is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Calgary Flames vs Buffalo Sabres Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Buffalo Sabres currently sport a record of 25-31-8. The Calgary Flames are 26-33-4. Betting totals have seen the Sabres post a 21-28-15 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Flames have gone 32-27-4 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs Calgary injuries news.

The Buffalo Sabres sit at No. 24 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Calgary Flames sit at a No. 21 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Buffalo Sabres No. 29-ranked offense (2.31 goals per game) against a Calgary Flames defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.13 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 19.39% rate while the Flames have a 72.94% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Calgary was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Bruins. They lost as +199 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 2-1 loser at home against the Oilers. Bettors on Edmonton at +113 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Calgary is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Calgary's last 9 games
  • Calgary is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Calgary is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo
  • Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Buffalo's last 7 games
  • Buffalo is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games at home
  • Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Calgary

Next Betting Matchups

Calgary at Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 5th
Buffalo home to Minnesota, Saturday, March 5th