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Sabres open as moneyline underdog vs Maple Leafs

Buffalo Sabres

Toronto Maple Leafs
13-27-5 January 15, 2014, 07:30 PM | Air Canada Centre 22-20-5

The Toronto Maple Leafs battle the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday in NHL betting action at Air Canada Centre.

The Maple Leafs currently sport a record of 22-20-5. The Sabres are 13-27-5. Betting totals have seen the Maple Leafs post a 23-21-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Sabres have gone 12-25-8 against the number.

View Buffalo Sabres vs Toronto Maple Leafs Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 153 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

This game matches up the No. 25 (Maple Leafs) and the No. 29 (Sabres) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 4-3 loser at home against the Flyers. Bettors on Philadelphia at -142 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Maple Leafs were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +177 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 16-ranked offense (2.75 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.78 goals per game allowed. The Maple Leafs powerplay has clicked at a 22.37% rate while the Sabres have a 82.19% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Buffalo home to Columbus, Saturday, January 18th
Toronto home to Montreal, Saturday, January 18th