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NHL Betting Preview - Buffalo Sabres Underdogs vs Pittsburgh Penguins at Buffalo

The Buffalo Sabres will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Pittsburgh Penguins pay a visit to KeyBank Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Buffalo Sabres were listed earlier today as 158 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.6-1.2 result in favor of the Penguins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Buffalo Sabres Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Buffalo Sabres currently sport a record of 5-8-4. The Pittsburgh Penguins are 11-4-2. Betting totals have seen the Sabres post a 4-11-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Penguins have gone 8-5-4 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 24 (Buffalo Sabres) and the No. 9 (Pittsburgh Penguins) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Buffalo's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 1.82 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.82 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 20.75% while the Penguins defense kills off 80% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Islanders on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -165 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Lightning at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at -138 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Buffalo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Buffalo's last 12 games
  • Buffalo is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to New York, Monday, November 21st
Buffalo home to Calgary, Monday, November 21st