Hockey betting fans could see either team winning this opening round series as each team has strong online hockey betting assets that could carry them far into the post season.
The Philadelphia Flyers will host the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night in game 5 of their best of seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals series with a starting time of 7:30 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this matchup so be sure and have your account open and ready for action today!
The big new star of the Buffalo Sabres is not a player but instead their owner. Terry Pegula bought the Sabres in February when the team was struggling with the hockey betting odds and out of the playoffs. The Sabres went on a tear since Pegula purchased the team and were one of the hottest teams on the board.
Pegula is from Buffalo and grew up a Sabres fan and stated that the franchise’s existence is based on winning the Stanley Cup. Buffalo was 22-13-6 on the road this year and was a break even 20-20-1 on totals in away action.
The Sabres offense came alive down the stretch and features left winger Thomas Vanek who had 32 goals and right winger Drew Stafford who had 31. US Olympic hero Ryan Miller had a 2.59 goals against average with 5 shutouts.
The Flyers were the Eastern Conference champions last year and were 22-12-2-5 at home on the season while going under the hockey betting line total in 24 out of 41 home games. The Flyers were ranked 3rd in the NHL for scoring offense and were 11th for goals against.
Center Jeff Carter led the Flyers with 36 goals while right winger Daniel Briere added 34 goals. Sergei Bobrovsky and Brian Boucher have been splitting duties in goal for the Flyers.
Buffalo had won 6 out of 9 games against Philadelphia with 5 of the last 6 games in that span going over the total. The Sabres paid out in 4 of their last 6 visits to Philadelphia with just 1 of their last 5 visits to the City of Brotherly Love going under the hockey betting total.