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Sabres face Winnipeg Jets: NHL odds preview and stats

Buffalo SabresWinnipeg Jets
Jan 19, 8:30 PM | MTS Centre

Buffalo Sabres vs Winnipeg Jets Odds

19-22-5TEAM RECORD21-20-5

The visiting Sabres hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at MTS Centre against the Winnipeg Jets.

Winnipeg will face the 19-22-5 Sabres. In totals betting, the Jets are 20-25-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Sabres are 20-25-1 favoring the OVER.

View Buffalo vs Winnipeg Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Jets as -150 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 20-ranked Jets and the No. 25-rated Sabres in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Winnipeg's No. 23-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 23 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Jets powerplay has clicked at a 17.2% rate while the Sabres have a 82.7% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 6-2 loser as they battled the Blackhawks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -220 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Winnipeg was a 5-1 loser on the road against the Devils. Bettors on New Jersey at -180 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 4-4-2
After a loss are 3-7

Winnipeg Jets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing NY Rangers are 3-7
After playing New Jersey are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Sabres at Jets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Buffalo's last 9 games on the road
Buffalo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Winnipeg
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing on the road against Winnipeg
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Winnipeg's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Winnipeg's last 14 games
Winnipeg is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Buffalo
Winnipeg is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next up:
Buffalo at St. Louis, Saturday, January 21
Winnipeg home to Florida, Saturday, January 21