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Sabres open as moneyline underdog vs Blues

St. Louis Blues

Buffalo Sabres
13-3-3 November 19, 2013, 07:00 PM | First Niagara Center 5-16-1

The Buffalo Sabres battle the visiting St. Louis Blues on Tuesday in NHL betting action at First Niagara Center.

The Sabres sit at 5-16-1 on the season; in comparison, the Blues are currently 13-3-3. Looking to wager on the totals? Buffalo is 8-12-2 OU, and St. Louis is 9-9-1 OU.

View St. Louis Blues vs Buffalo Sabres Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Blues listed earlier today as favorites of -186 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

The Sabres - Blues odds would favor the Blues if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Buffalo is rated No. 29 in the current Odds Shark poll, while St. Louis is at No. 2.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Capitals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -110 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Toronto at -195 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 1.86 goals per game, against a Blues defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.42 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 15.38% while the Blues defense kills off 82.61% of their penalties.

A few Blues at Sabres trends to consider:
St. Louis is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games
St. Louis is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
St. Louis is 11-2-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing Buffalo
Buffalo is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games
Buffalo is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games at home
Buffalo is 2-11-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Boston, Thursday, November 21st
Buffalo at Philadelphia, Thursday, November 21st