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NHL Betting Line Favors the New York Rangers over the Buffalo Sabres Thursday

The Buffalo Sabres look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the New York Rangers arrive at KeyBank Center on Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting New York Rangers opened as -135 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3-2.6 victory for the Rangers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New York Rangers vs Buffalo Sabres Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Buffalo will face the 31-18-1 Rangers. In totals betting, the Sabres are 21-23-5 in over under betting so far this season while the New York Rangers are 27-19-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs New York injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Buffalo Sabres at No. 18 and the New York Rangers at No. 13 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Buffalo Sabres No. 25-ranked offense (2.45 goals per game) against a New York Rangers defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 22.73% rate while the Rangers have a 82.22% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, New York was a 6-4 loser at home against the Blue Jackets. Bettors on Columbus at +117 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Buffalo was a 5-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Canadiens. They lost as +143 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • NY Rangers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of NY Rangers's last 16 games
  • NY Rangers is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • NY Rangers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games
  • Buffalo is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games at home
  • Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to Calgary, Sunday, February 5th
Buffalo home to Ottawa, Saturday, February 4th