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Hockey Matchup - Buffalo Sabres Toronto Maple Leafs Odds Preview

Toronto Maple LeafsBuffalo Sabres
Jan 13, 7:30 PM | First Niagara Center

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

22-15-5TEAM RECORD18-19-5

The Buffalo Sabres look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Maple Leafs arrive at First Niagara Center on Friday.

Buffalo will face the 22-15-5 Maple Leafs. In totals betting, the Sabres are 18-23-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Maple Leafs are 25-17 favoring the OVER.

View Toronto vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Sabres in this one will find them as -120 favorites on the NHL money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 17-rated Maple Leafs taking on the No. 23-rated Sabres in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 23-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 24 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 18.7% rate while the Maple Leafs have a 73.5% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 2-0 loser on the road against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Toronto at -135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Toronto Maple Leafs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing San Jose are 5-5-2
After playing Buffalo are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Maple Leafs at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games on the road
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Buffalo
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto's last 13 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Buffalo is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games
Buffalo is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Buffalo's last 13 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto home to NY Rangers, Saturday, January 14
Buffalo at NY Islanders, Saturday, January 14