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NHL Betting Line Favors the Carolina Hurricanes over the Buffalo Sabres Saturday

The Carolina Hurricanes will look to grab a road win when they take on the Sabres in Buffalo at KeyBank Center on Saturday in NHL betting odds action.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.8-1.7 win for the Hurricanes. 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

The Buffalo Sabres sport a record of 5-10-4 heading into this matchup, while the Carolina Hurricanes sit at 7-6-4 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-8-2 for the Sabres and 10-7 for the Hurricanes. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs Carolina injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Buffalo Sabres rated this week at No. 30 and the Carolina Hurricanes sitting at No. 24.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Buffalo Sabres No. 31-ranked offense (2.37 goals per game) against a Carolina Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.94 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 16.13% rate while the Hurricanes have a 78.95% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Carolina, they were a 6-4 loser as they battled the Islanders on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Islanders at -111 were rewarded, while the 10 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Buffalo lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Red Wings on November 17. Bettors who backed the Red Wings at -139 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Carolina is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Carolina is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Carolina's last 12 games
  • Carolina is 13-4 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games
  • Buffalo is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Buffalo is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Carolina home to New York, Sunday, November 19th
Buffalo home to Columbus, Monday, November 20th