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NHL betting line favors Devils over Sabres

New Jersey Devils

Buffalo Sabres
32-28-15 April 01, 2014, 07:00 PM | First Niagara Center 20-45-9

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Buffalo and New Jersey on Tuesday, with the host Sabres trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Supporters of the Devils have seen them go 32-28-15 so far this season, while the Sabres are at 20-45-9. In totals betting, the Sabres are 26-37-11, while the Devils are 26-34-15.View New Jersey Devils vs Buffalo Sabres Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Sabres as 143 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5 at BetOnline.

This game puts the Sabres, most recently No. 30 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Devils, who rate a No. 18 in the latest survey.

In their last action, New Jersey was a 6-3 winner at home against the Panthers. Bettors on New Jersey at -210 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Buffalo was a 4-3 loser in its last match at home against the Lightning. They lost as +188 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 1.92 goals per game, against a Devils defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.6 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 13.79% while the Devils defense kills off 87.14% of their penalties.

A few Devils at Sabres trends to consider:
New Jersey is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games
New Jersey is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
New Jersey is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Buffalo is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games
Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Buffalo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against New Jersey

Next up:
New Jersey home to Washington, Friday, April 4th
Buffalo at St. Louis, Thursday, April 3rd