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Columbus Blue Jackets at Buffalo Sabres Betting Odds Preview with Pick

The Columbus Blue Jackets will look to grab a road win when they take on the Sabres in Buffalo at KeyBank Center on Thursday in NHL betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Columbus Blue Jackets were listed as -150 favorites on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Thursday at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3-2.6 result in favor of the Blue Jackets. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Buffalo Sabres Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Buffalo Sabres are 10-24-9 overall while the Columbus Blue Jackets are 25-16-3. As for the totals, Buffalo is 18-22-3 on the OU, and Columbus is 19-25. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs Columbus injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 30-ranked Buffalo Sabres and the No. 21-rated Columbus Blue Jackets in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Buffalo Sabres No. 31-ranked offense (2.23 goals per game) against a Columbus Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.75 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 12.88% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 79.66% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Columbus was a 3-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Maple Leafs. They won as +152 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 7-4 loser as they battled the Jets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Jets at -153 were rewarded, while the 11 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Columbus is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus's last 5 games
  • Columbus is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Columbus is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games
  • Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Buffalo's last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus home to Vancouver, Friday, January 12th
Buffalo at New York, Thursday, January 18th

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