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St. Louis Blues vs Buffalo Sabres Betting Preview

Buffalo Sabres

St. Louis Blues
21-45-9 April 03, 2014, 08:00 PM | Scottrade Center 51-17-7

The St. Louis Blues battle the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Thursday in NHL betting action at Scottrade Center.

Supporters of the Sabres have seen them go 21-45-9 so far this season, while the Blues are at 51-17-7. In totals betting, the Blues are 33-34-8, while the Sabres are 26-37-12.View Buffalo Sabres vs St. Louis Blues Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Buffalo before puck drop in this match found them as 334-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, ccording to BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 30-rated Sabres taking on the No. 14-rated Blues in this contest.

Buffalo won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Devils on April 1. Bettors who backed the Sabres at +135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 1-0 winner as they battled the Flyers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at -185 were rewarded, while the 1 goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis's No. 3-ranked offense (3.21 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 23 at 2.99 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 20.69% rate while the Sabres have a 81.27% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Buffalo at Detroit, Friday, April 4th
St. Louis home to Colorado, Saturday, April 5th