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Buffalo Sabres Home to Sharks in NHL Betting Odds Action

The Buffalo Sabres battle the visiting San Jose Sharks on Saturday in NHL betting odds action at First Niagara Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Buffalo Sabres were listed earlier today as -105 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 2.3-2.1 victory 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

The San Jose Sharks will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 8-8-0 this season, while the Sabres are 8-8-0. San Jose is 8-6-2 on the totals; Buffalo is 5-6-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs San Jose injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Buffalo Sabres rated this week at No. 12 and the San Jose Sharks sitting at No. 23.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Buffalo Sabres No. 21-ranked offense (2.44 goals per game) against a San Jose Sharks defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.62 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 25% rate while the Sharks have a 75.56% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for San Jose, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Red Wings on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sharks at -102 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Buffalo won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Panthers on November 12. Bettors who backed the Sabres at +147 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • San Jose is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Jose's last 7 games
  • San Jose is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo
  • San Jose is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
  • Buffalo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Buffalo is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games at home
  • Buffalo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Jose
  • Buffalo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Jose

Next Betting Matchups

San Jose at Boston, Tuesday, November 17th
Buffalo home to Dallas, Tuesday, November 17th