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NHL betting line favors Penguins over Sabres

Buffalo SabresPittsburgh Penguins
April 20, 7:00 PM | Consol Energy Centre

Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds

19-20-6TEAM RECORD33-10-0

Pittsburgh will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Buffalo Sabres pay a visit to Consol Energy Centre.

The Penguins sit at 33-10 on the season; in comparison, the Sabres are currently 19-20-6. Looking to wager on the totals? Pittsburgh is 21-21-1 OU, and Buffalo is 21-20-4 OU.

View Buffalo vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Penguins in this one found them earlier as -231 favorites on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Power Rankings:
The Penguins sit at No. 3 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Sabres sit at a No. 29 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 1-ranked offense (3.4 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 24% rate while the Sabres have a 78.6% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 8-4 loser at home against the Rangers. Bettors on New York at -122 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

A few Sabres at Penguins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games on the road
Buffalo is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Pittsburgh is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games at home
Pittsburgh20-2-1 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing at home against Buffalo

Next up:
Buffalo home to Winnipeg, Monday, April 22
Pittsburgh at Ottawa, Monday, April 22