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Toronto Maple Leafs take on Sabres in hockey test

Toronto Maple Leafs

Buffalo Sabres
11-6-1 November 15, 2013, 07:00 PM | First Niagara Center 4-15-1

The Buffalo Sabres look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Maple Leafs arrive at First Niagara Center on Friday.

This season the Sabres are 4-15-1 overall while the Maple Leafs are 11-6-1. As for the totals, Buffalo is 7-11-2 on the OU, and Toronto is 6-12.

View Toronto Maple Leafs vs Buffalo Sabres Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Sabres in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of 124 on most hockey betting menus early today for Friday's contest. The over-under was at 5 earlier at BetOnline.

This game puts the Sabres, most recently No. 30 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Maple Leafs, who rate a No. 20 in the latest survey.

The Maple Leafs were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Wild. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -149 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Buffalo was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Kings. They won as +168 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 1.8 goals per game, against a Maple Leafs defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.33 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 13.56% while the Maple Leafs defense kills off 84.93% of their penalties.

A few Maple Leafs at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games
Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Buffalo
Buffalo is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games
Buffalo is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing Toronto

Next up:
Toronto home to Buffalo, Saturday, November 16th