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Colorado Avalanche vs Buffalo Sabres Pick and Betting Preview

Colorado pays a visit to Buffalo on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Sabres snipers in hockey action at KeyBank Center.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 2.9-2.7 win for the Avalanche. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Colorado Avalanche vs Buffalo Sabres Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Buffalo Sabres sport a record of 24-23-10 heading into this matchup, while the Colorado Avalanche sit at 15-37-2 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 24-28-5 for the Sabres and 22-23-9 for the Avalanche. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs Colorado injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Buffalo Sabres rated this week at No. 10 and the Colorado Avalanche sitting at No. 30.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Buffalo Sabres No. 26-ranked offense (2.47 goals per game) against a Colorado Avalanche defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.41 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 23.08% rate while the Avalanche have a 78% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Colorado was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Devils. They lost as +162 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

Buffalo won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Senators on February 14. Bettors who backed the Sabres at +149 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at Carolina, Friday, February 17th
Buffalo home to St. Louis, Saturday, February 18th