The upstart Oilers have started their season 2-0 and although those wins both came in a home-and-home against the Flames, this Edmonton team led by the unbelievable Connor McDavid looks like one that could definitely sneak into the playoffs – given they keep scoring at a ridiculous rate.
- Buffalo is 4-2 in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Edmonton.
- Edmonton is 6-2 on the puckline in its last 8 games at home.
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Edmonton’s last 13 games at home.
Edmonton has scored six goals a game so far this season and that trend is not likely to stop tonight against a banged-up Sabres team that had four goals scored on them by the anemic offense of the Canadiens in their first and only game so far this year.
Cam Talbot and Robin Lehner are the probable starters tonight for their respective teams and I don’t think many hockey pundits would give the advantage to the Sabres in this duel of No. 1’s.
Talbot may have been 21-27 at home last year but keep in mind, the Oilers finished in the bottom three teams in 2015-16 and Talbot still managed a .917 save percentage. The Oilers gave up 30.2 shots per game last season and I expect that metric to improve with the addition of defensive-minded players like Adam Larsson and Milan Lucic.
The play I’m mainly targeting here is the OVER. Edmonton’s games so far have averaged a total of 9.5 goals a game and we could even start seeing totals of six and 6.5 if this keeps up. Take advantage of the 5.5 totals while they still exist.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Edmonton Oilers as 102 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.
Odds – Shark
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Buffalo Sabres vs Edmonton Oilers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Buffalo Sabres will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 0-1-0 this season, while the Oilers are 2-0-0. Buffalo is 0-1 on the totals; Edmonton is 2-0. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Edmonton vs Buffalo injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 19 (Edmonton Oilers) and the No. 16 (Buffalo Sabres) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, Buffalo was a 4-1 loser at home against the Canadiens. Bettors on Montreal at -126 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Edmonton was a 5-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Flames. They won as +127 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.
- Buffalo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- Buffalo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Buffalo is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Edmonton
- Buffalo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Edmonton
- Edmonton is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton’s last 5 games
- Edmonton is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
- Edmonton is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Buffalo at Calgary, Tuesday, October 18th
Edmonton home to Carolina, Tuesday, October 18th