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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Buffalo Sabres in NHL odds

Buffalo SabresPittsburgh Penguins
Dec 17, 7:00 PM | Consol Energy Centre

Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds

16-12-3TEAM RECORD17-11-4

The Penguins get a visit from the Buffalo Sabres in hockey action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

This season the Penguins are 17-11-4 overall while the Sabres are 16-12-3. As for the totals, Pittsburgh is 13-16-3 on the OU, and Buffalo is 14-16-1.

View Buffalo vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-165 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 999 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Penguins at No. 2 and the Sabres at No. 19 heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 7-ranked offense (3.1 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 18.3% rate while the Sabres have a 85.7% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 5-4 winner at home against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Buffalo at -127 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Pittsburgh was a 6-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Senators. They lost as -130 favorites, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 7-3
After playing Ottawa are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few Sabres at Penguins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Buffalo's last 8 games
Buffalo is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Buffalo

Next up:
Buffalo at Ottawa, Tuesday, December 20
Pittsburgh home to Chicago, Tuesday, December 20