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Hockey odds preview - Buffalo vs. Carolina

Buffalo SabresCarolina Hurricanes
Jan 24, 7:00 PM | PNC Arena

Buffalo Sabres vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds

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The Carolina Hurricanes battle the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Thursday in NHL betting action at PNC Arena.

The Sabres will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 2-0 this season, while the Hurricanes are 0-2. Buffalo is 1-1 against the total, while Carolina is 1-1 versus the number.

View Buffalo vs Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Hurricanes in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -121 on most hockey betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Hurricanes sit at No. 27 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Sabres sit at a No. 20 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 29-ranked offense (1 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 3 at 1.5 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 9.1% rate while the Sabres have a 81.8% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Buffalo at +111 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Hurricanes were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +142 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Sabres at Hurricanes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Buffalo's last 8 games when playing Carolina
Buffalo is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Carolina's last 8 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games at home
Carolina is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Buffalo home to Carolina, Friday, January 25