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Moneyline Favors the Florida Panthers in Battle with the Buffalo Sabres – Betting Odds and Pick

First Niagara Center hosts an NHL battle on the odds menu between the Buffalo Sabres and the visiting Florida Panthers on Tuesday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Buffalo Sabres in this one found them earlier as 125 underdogs on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.3-1.2 victory for the Panthers. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Buffalo Sabres currently sport a record of 15-20-4. The Florida Panthers are 23-12-4. Betting totals have seen the Sabres post a 13-16-10 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Panthers have gone 12-19-8 against the number. 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. 9-rated Florida Panthers taking on the No. 23-rated Buffalo Sabres in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Buffalo's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 2.33 goals per game, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.18 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 20.16% while the Panthers defense kills off 81.6% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Florida, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Wild at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at -105 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Sabres were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 5 games
  • Florida is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida's last 9 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Buffalo is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games at home
  • Buffalo is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Florida

Next Betting Matchups

Florida at Ottawa, Thursday, January 7th
Buffalo at Chicago, Friday, January 8th