Hockey bet excitement is also high for the Minnesota Wild as they are in Western Conference playoff position as one of the most improved teams on the bet hockey board.
The Minnesota Wild will host the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night with a starting time of 6 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this critically important inter-conference matchup that has major playoff implications so be sure to open your account and have it ready for action today.
The Buffalo Sabres announced new ownership last week as a local businessman who was a fan of the team in his youth has taken over the franchise and has immediately won over fans for his passion about the team’s history as well as his desire to make a serious run at Lord Stanley’s Cup.
Buffalo won 2 of their first 3 games that followed the announcement of Terry Pegula taking over as owner and they are back in the hunt for the Eastern Conference playoffs. Buffalo was ranked 12th in the NHL for goal scoring but a worrisome 20th for goals against average.
The Sabres had an overall record of 29-25-6-1 with the hockey gambling odds and played their best hockey on the road with a mark of 15-10-4. Buffalo was a break even 14-14-1 split on away game totals. Thomas Vanek led the Sabres with 52 points and US Olympic hero Ryan Miller had 26 wins and a 2.66 goals against average.
Minnesota was 33-23-1-5 with the hockey lines and was 16-12-0-3 at home. The Wild went over the total in just 10 out of their 31 home games. Defense was the strength of the Wild as they ranked 9th for goals against and 23rd for goal scoring. Niklas Backstrom had 20 wins and a 2.26 goals against average to lead the Wild while Martin Havlat had a team best 52 points.
The road team has gotten the cash in the last 4 meetings in this head to head series which has gone over the hockey bet total in just 2 of the last 8 meetings between the teams. Buffalo has won 4 of their last 5 visits to Minnesota.