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Pittsburgh favored by -271 against Buffalo on Monday

Buffalo Sabres

Pittsburgh Penguins
14-29-7 January 27, 2014, 07:30 PM | Consol Energy Centre 36-14-2

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Buffalo duelling Pittsburgh on Monday at Consol Energy Centre.

The Penguins are 36-14-2 so far on the season. The Sabres, meanwhile, are 14-29-7. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Pittsburgh go 25-23-4 and the Sabres go 17-25-8 on the totals.

View Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Penguins in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -271 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 12 (Penguins) and the No. 24 (Sabres) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Buffalo won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Blue Jackets on January 25. Bettors who backed the Sabres at +171 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 3-0 loser on the road against the Stars. Bettors on Dallas at +124 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:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 4-ranked offense (3.23 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.88 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 24.42% rate while the Sabres have a 82.91% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Buffalo home to Washington, Tuesday, January 28th
Pittsburgh at Los Angeles, Thursday, January 30th