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NHL Betting Preview - Buffalo Sabres Underdogs vs Edmonton Oilers at Buffalo

The Buffalo Sabres will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Edmonton Oilers pay a visit to KeyBank Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Edmonton Oilers opened as -153 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

A 3.2-2.3 result in favor of the Oilers 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.

Edmonton Oilers vs Buffalo Sabres Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Buffalo Sabres currently sport a record of 5-13-4. The Edmonton Oilers are 8-12-2. Betting totals have seen the Sabres post a 10-10-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Oilers have gone 11-11 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs Edmonton injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 31-rated Buffalo Sabres and the No. 21-ranked Edmonton Oilers, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Buffalo's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 2.36 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.36 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 14.29% while the Oilers defense kills off 73.33% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Oilers were a 6-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Edmonton at +104 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Buffalo lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Wild on November 22. Bettors who backed the Wild at -154 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Edmonton is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games
  • Edmonton is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • Edmonton is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Buffalo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Buffalo's last 8 games
  • Buffalo is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Edmonton at Boston, Sunday, November 26th
Buffalo at Montreal, Saturday, November 25th