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Sabres face Florida Panthers: NHL odds preview and stats

Buffalo Sabres

Florida Panthers
19-35-8 March 07, 2014, 07:30 PM | BB&T Center 23-32-7

The Florida Panthers look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Sabres arrive at BankAtlantic Center on Friday.

The Panthers sit at 23-32-7 on the season; in comparison, the Sabres are currently 19-35-8. Looking to wager on the totals? Florida is 29-28-5 OU, and Buffalo is 22-30-10 OU.

View Buffalo Sabres vs Florida Panthers Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Panthers in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -168 on most hockey betting menus early today for Friday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Panthers at No. 29 and the Sabres at No. 26 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Lightning on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sabres at +205 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Florida was a 4-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Bruins. They lost as +221 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 2.45 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 22 at 2.97 goals allowed. The Panthers power play is averaging 9.18% while the Sabres defense kills off 82.27% of their penalties.

Next up:
Buffalo home to Chicago, Sunday, March 9th
Florida home to Boston, Sunday, March 9th