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Phoenix favored by -200 against Buffalo on Thursday

Buffalo Sabres

Phoenix Coyotes
14-30-7 January 30, 2014, 09:00 PM | Jobing.com Arena 25-18-10

The Phoenix Coyotes battle the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Thursday in NHL betting action at Jobing.com Arena.

This season the Coyotes are 25-18-10 overall while the Sabres are 14-30-7. As for the totals, Phoenix is 29-21-3 on the OU, and Buffalo is 17-26-8.

View Buffalo Sabres vs Phoenix Coyotes Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Coyotes in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -200 on most hockey betting menus early today for Thursday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 19-ranked Coyotes and the No. 24-rated Sabres in this matchup.

Buffalo was a 5-4 loser in its last match at home against the Capitals. They lost as +130 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 3-0 winner at home against the Kings. Bettors on Phoenix at -108 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 2.91 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.92 goals allowed. The Coyotes power play is averaging 20.22% while the Sabres defense kills off 82.1% of their penalties.

Next up:
Buffalo at Colorado, Saturday, February 1st
Phoenix home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, February 1st