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NHL Betting Line Favors the over the Friday

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

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Buffalo sat as -105 over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

A 3.4-2.4 result in favor of the Sabres 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.

Florida Panthers vs Buffalo Sabres Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Sabres sit at 5-8-2 on the season; in comparison, the Florida Panthers are currently 4-8-2. Looking to wager on the totals? Buffalo is 8-5-2 OU, and Florida is 11-3 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs Florida injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 31 (Buffalo Sabres) and the No. 29 (Florida Panthers) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Buffalo's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 2.53 goals per game, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 31 at 4.21 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 11.54% while the Panthers defense kills off 73.68% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Florida was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Carolina at -139 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Buffalo was a 3-1 winner in its last match at home against the Capitals. They won as favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Florida is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Florida is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Florida's last 14 games
  • Florida is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games
  • Buffalo is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Buffalo is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing Florida
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing Florida

Next Betting Matchups

Florida at New Jersey, Saturday, November 11th
Buffalo at Montreal, Saturday, November 11th