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Wild visit Buffalo Sabres in NHL clash

Minnesota WildBuffalo Sabres
March 24, 7:00 PM | First Niagara Center

Minnesota Wild vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

31-32-10TEAM RECORD36-29-10

The Minnesota Wild will look to grab a road win when they take on the Sabres in Buffalo at First Niagara Center on Saturday in hockey odds action.

The Sabres are 36-29-10 so far on the season. The Wild, meanwhile, are 31-32-10. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Buffalo go 30-39-6 and the Wild go 28-31-14 on the totals.

View Minnesota vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Buffalo sat as -230 favorites. The total was set at 5.

Power Rankings:
The Sabres sit at No. 27 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wild sit at a No. 30 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 22-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Wild defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 16.2% rate while the Wild have a 82.5% rate on the penalty kill.

The Wild were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Flames. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +107 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

Buffalo was a 4-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Rangers. They won as +135 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Florida are 4-4-2
After playing Calgary are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Wild at Sabres trends to consider:
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Minnesota is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Minnesota is 4-18 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Buffalo is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Buffalo is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games at home
Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Washington, Sunday, March 25
Buffalo at Washington, Tuesday, March 27