Just as the Pittsburgh Penguins got back home, they are off on the road again. This time, Pittsburgh is slightly favored on the NHL lines as it visits the Buffalo Sabres on the second night of a back-to-back. You can get an underdog price on the younger and more rested Sabres, who may be ready to spring an upset, considering they have the better record.
Let’s check the latest NHL odds, stats, injury reports and NHL lines for Penguins vs Sabres. We’ve plenty of NHL betting odds for you to consider.
Penguins at Odds After Facing Boston
The Penguins just came from a grueling game with the top-placed Boston Bruins. Now, they’re off on the road again. Pittsburgh has won just one of its six road games, and with most of their core players over the age of 34, it’s worth asking if this team still has the legs to go all out.
Pittsburgh lost both games they played on the second night of a back-to-back this season. They quickly got shown up by Calgary last week, then dropped another game to Seattle. The team managed just two total goals.
The Penguins also went just 5-3-3 with no rest last season. On the road, this record was 3-2-2, including a shootout loss in Buffalo. Of their three wins, two came against Columbus and one came against the Flyers. However, this is still a wily veteran team that will find a way to win, though at what cost on the sportsbook?
Sabres Have Real Opportunity
Buffalo’s victories against Sidney Crosby and the Penguins are few and far in between. The Sabres have beaten Pittsburgh just three times in their last 10 meetings, with a pair of those coming last season. This current Sabres team is on fire and is second only to Boston in goals-per-game (4.11).
Rasmus Dahlin is playing like a Norris Trophy contender as he leads the team in scoring alongside Tage Thompson with 12 points apiece. Their 54-goal pace is not sustainable, even if Buffalo also has the likes of Alex Tuch and Dylan Cozens chipping in.
It’s nine games into the season, but there is a lot of positive energy out of Buffalo this year. The Sabres have had a collection of blue-chip prospects for a few years now. They are starting to come around. If they keep it up, betting online on the Sabres will actually be a fruitful endeavor.
Penguins vs Sabres Game Injuries
Penguins vs Sabres Head-to-Head
Pittsburgh is 7-2-1 in its last 10 games against Buffalo. Two of these losses came in the KeyBank Center. Buffalo has cashed three straight puck lines against Pittsburgh at home. The total has gone under in three of their last four meetings.
Penguins vs Sabres Game Information
- Game: Penguins (4-4-1) vs Sabres (6-3-0)
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. ET
- Location: KeyBank Center, Buffalo
- Penguins vs Sabres Live Stream: NHL.TV
Penguins vs Sabres Betting Lines
Penguins vs Sabres Prediction
There is considerable value on the Sabres at their current line here. Buffalo is not just scoring goals but also improving on other ends: their two-way 5v5 play, their power play, and in the net. Craig Anderson is due for a bad game but has still been resurgent, while Eric Comrie has mostly been solid. Bank on the Sabres to upset the potentially weary Pens.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are listed at -125 in our “Vegas NHL lines.” This means that if you wager $100 on the Penguins, you have a chance to win $80. The Buffalo Sabres are +105, offering a chance to win $105 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Penguins a 55.56% chance to win, with the Sabres at 48.78%.