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NHL Betting Line Favors the Florida Panthers over the Buffalo Sabres Saturday

Florida Panthers


Buffalo Sabres
Saturday, December 13, 2014 7:00 PM ET
First Niagara Center

Fans betting on NHL look for value at First Niagara Center on Saturday as the host Buffalo Sabres battle the Florida Panthers in hockey odds action.

Florida Panthers vs Buffalo Sabres Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Buffalo sat as 118 underdogs over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

Computer Prediction: Florida Panthers vs Buffalo Sabres Pick

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 2.4-1.7 result in favor of the Panthers today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Florida Panthers vs Buffalo Sabres Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Buffalo Sabres bring a 11-16-2 record to the battle against the 12-8-7 Panthers. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Buffalo go 9-15-5 so far and the Panthers go 9-13-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs Florida injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 22-rated Florida Panthers taking on the No. 30-rated Buffalo Sabres in this contest.

How Florida Panthers vs Buffalo Sabres Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Buffalo Sabres No. 30-ranked offense (1.79 goals per game) against a Florida Panthers defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.59 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 7.32% rate while the Panthers have a 80.41% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Florida won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Red Wings on December 12. Bettors who backed the Panthers at +180 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Flames at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Sabres at +155 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Florida Panthers vs Buffalo Sabres Betting Odds Trends

Florida is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games when playing Buffalo
Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Buffalo is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Buffalo's last 9 games
Buffalo is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Buffalo is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Florida home to Washington, Tuesday, December 16th
Buffalo home to Ottawa, Monday, December 15th