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NHL Betting Preview - Buffalo Sabres Underdogs vs San Jose Sharks at Buffalo

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting San Jose Sharks dueling the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday at KeyBank Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Buffalo Sabres as 131 moneyline underdogs in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3-2.6 win for the Sharks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

San Jose Sharks vs Buffalo Sabres Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Buffalo Sabres are 21-21-10 overall while the San Jose Sharks are 33-17-3. As for the totals, Buffalo is 21-26-5 on the OU, and San Jose is 12-24-17. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs San Jose injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 13-rated San Jose Sharks taking on the No. 18-rated Buffalo Sabres in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Buffalo's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 2.42 goals per game, against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.28 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 22.15% while the Sharks defense kills off 82.73% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for San Jose, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Coyotes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Coyotes at +239 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Buffalo lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Devils on February 06. Bettors who backed the Devils at -115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • San Jose is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • San Jose is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • San Jose is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • San Jose is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing Buffalo
  • Buffalo is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Buffalo is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Buffalo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Jose at Boston, Thursday, February 9th
Buffalo home to Anaheim, Thursday, February 9th