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Carolina Hurricanes vs Buffalo Sabres Pick and Betting Preview

The visiting Carolina Hurricanes hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at KeyBank Center against the Buffalo Sabres.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Buffalo Sabres as -126 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

A 3.1-2.2 result in favor of the Hurricanes 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.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Buffalo Sabres Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Buffalo will face the 13-11-7 Hurricanes. In totals betting, the Sabres are 10-17-4 in over under betting so far this season while the Carolina Hurricanes are 13-13-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs Carolina injuries news.

The Buffalo Sabres sit at No. 20 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Carolina Hurricanes sit at a No. 4 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Buffalo Sabres No. 29-ranked offense (2.23 goals per game) against a Carolina Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.81 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 23.23% rate while the Hurricanes have a 91.25% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Carolina was a 2-1 winner at home against the Sabres. Bettors on Carolina at -146 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Panthers. Bettors on Florida at -125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Carolina is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games
  • Carolina is 11-1 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Carolina is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Buffalo is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Buffalo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Carolina

Next Betting Matchups

Carolina home to Boston, Friday, December 23rd
Buffalo at New York, Friday, December 23rd