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Hockey Matchup - Buffalo Sabres New York Rangers Odds Preview

New York RangersBuffalo Sabres
Feb 1, 7:00 PM | First Niagara Center

New York Rangers vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

31-12-5TEAM RECORD21-24-5

The visiting Rangers hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at First Niagara Center against the Buffalo Sabres.

The Sabres are 21-24-5 so far on the season. The Rangers, meanwhile, are 31-12-5. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Buffalo go 21-28-1 and the Rangers go 16-22-10 on the totals.

View NY Rangers vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Rangers listed as favorites of 125 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 29 (Sabres) and the No. 6 (Rangers) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 26-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.1 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 17.8% rate while the Rangers have a 87.1% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, New York was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Devils. Bettors on New Jersey at +115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Canadiens on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sabres at +128 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing New Jersey are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Montreal are 6-4
After a win are 1-9

A few Rangers at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 5 games when playing Buffalo
NY Rangers are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games
NY Rangers are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games on the road
NY Rangers are 7-12-2 SU in their last 21 games ,when playing on the road against Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing NY Rangers
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Buffalo's last 10 games
Buffalo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Buffalo's last 9 games at home

Next up:
NY Rangers home to Philadelphia, Sunday, February 5
Buffalo at NY Islanders, Saturday, February 4