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San Jose Sharks vs Buffalo Sabres Betting Matchup Report

Buffalo Sabres

San Jose Sharks
2-13-1 November 05, 2013, 10:30 PM | SAP Center 10-1-3

NHL wagering interest swings to the San Jose vs Buffalo battle on Tuesday at SAP Center as the Sharks try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Supporters of the Sabres have seen them go 2-13-1 so far this season, while the Sharks are at 10-1-3. In totals betting, the Sharks are 6-7-1, while the Sabres are 5-10-1.

View Buffalo Sabres vs San Jose Sharks Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, San Jose sat as -306 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

The Sharks - Sabres odds would favor the Sharks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. San Jose is rated No. 1 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Buffalo is at No. 29.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Ducks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Ducks at -177 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

San Jose lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Coyotes on November 2. Bettors who backed the Coyotes at +170 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Jose's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.79 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 23 at 3.06 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 21.54% while the Sabres defense kills off 83.02% of their penalties.

Next up:
Buffalo at Los Angeles, Thursday, November 7th
San Jose at Vancouver, Thursday, November 7th