Buffalo @ Philadelphia
Buffalo -½ +155 over Philadelphia

Posted at 10:00 AM EST. Odds subject to change.

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Buffalo -½ +155 over Philadelphia

7:07 PM EST. OT included. The Sabres came into the season with high expectations, but a slow start has their stock trading lower than it should be, and we are in a position to potentially profit. Buffalo is just 4-5 through its first nine games, and the Sabres have already had a carousel in goal after the injury to rookie netminder Devon Levi, who is still day-to-day with general soreness. Levi returned to practice this week, but until he returns, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen is likely to get the nod again after he shut out Colorado on Sunday.

The wins have been scarce, but the goals have not, as the Sabres potted four versus the Avs and Devils in their last two games and six against the Senators last Wednesday night. Those are three damn good hockey teams, and so the Sabres have played a difficult schedule thus far, with their record against top-16 teams at 3-2, and their record against top-10 teams is 1-2. Thus far, Buffalo has played the 11th toughest schedule in the NHL, and tonight, they take a big step down in competition.

Enter the Flyers, who cannot be priced evenly against the Sabres on any rink on the planet. The Flyers are ranked just 27th in the power rankings (Buffalo is 15th), and they have not played the upper echelon well, going just 2-4 versus top-16 competition. Furthermore, the Flyers have been badly outplayed in all but one of their four games played over the last week, which is a big reason they have lost four out of five. This is also the first of a home-and-home with Buffalo so we'll gladly get behind the Sabres here to set the tone. Sabres underpriced and especially underpriced in regulation only.



Our Pick

Buffalo -½ +155 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 3.10)

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