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Panthers vs Sabres Hockey Game Preview

Florida Panthers

Buffalo Sabres
19-23-7 January 21, 2014, 07:00 PM | First Niagara Center 13-27-7

Hockey bettors look for value at First Niagara Center on Tuesday as host Buffalo battles the Florida Panthers in hockey odds action.

The Sabres sit at 13-27-7 on the season; in comparison, the Panthers are currently 19-23-7. Looking to wager on the totals? Buffalo is 14-25-8 OU, and Florida is 21-23-5 OU.

View Florida Panthers vs Buffalo Sabres Odds and Stats.

The Panthers were listed as -105 on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Tuesday at BetOnline.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Sabres at No. 27 and the Panthers at No. 28 heading into this contest.

Buffalo lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Blue Jackets on January 18. Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets at -115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 1.83 goals per game, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 23 at 3.02 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 13.51% while the Panthers defense kills off 77.7% of their penalties.

Next up:
Florida home to Colorado, Friday, January 24th
Buffalo home to Carolina, Thursday, January 23rd