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Hurricanes vs Sabres Prediction, Odds & Betting Promos (Feb. 25)

Brady Trettenero

by Brady Trettenero in NHL Hockey

Updated Feb 24, 2024 · 9:13 PM PST

Carolina Hurricanes center Sebastian Aho takes a shot on goal during the third period against the Buffalo Sabres
Apr 8, 2023; Buffalo, New York, USA; Carolina Hurricanes center Sebastian Aho (20) takes a shot on goal during the third period against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Carolina Hurricanes battle the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday afternoon
  • The NHL odds favor the Hurricanes ahead of the North Carolina sports betting launch
  • Read below for Hurricanes vs Sabres prediction, odds and promos for Sunday night

The Carolina Hurricanes will aim to continue their winning ways when they travel to Buffalo to take on the Sabres this Sunday afternoon. The puck drops at 6:00 PM EST at KeyBank Center.

The NHL odds are in favor of the visitors on Sunday, pricing the Carolina Hurricanes as -155 moneyline favorites over the Buffalo Sabres. The over/under is set at 6 goals, which is something we’re targeting for our prediction.

Let’s dive into the Hurricanes vs Sabres odds, as we offer you our prediction and tell you about the available betting promos.

Hurricanes vs Sabres Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Carolina Hurricanes -1.5 (+150) -155 Over 6 (-120)
Buffalo Sabres +1.5 (-185) +130 Under 6 (+100)

In the Sunday NHL odds, Carolina is a -155 moneyline favorite, giving them an implied win probability of 61%.


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Odds as of Feb. 25 at Bet365. Check out the Bet365 promo code available for Canes vs Sabres. Bettors in the Tar Heel state should check out bet365 North Carolina.

Carolina Hurricanes Betting Promos

Online sports betting in North Carolina will officially launch on March 11th, 2024, meaning Hurricanes fans living in Raleigh will soon be able to wager on their local NHL team. Fans who currently reside in a legal sports betting state can use the following promos for Hurricanes vs Sabres.

North Carolina sports bettors can expect similar promos to be available to them once the clock rolls midnight on March 11th. Keep our North Carolina sports betting promos page bookmarked so you can stay up to date on all the available NC betting promos and sign-up offers.

Canes Favored in Sunday NHL Odds

Oddsmakers are siding with the surging Carolina Hurricanes in the Sunday NHL odds even though the team was in action Saturday night vs Dallas. The Canes came up short in a 2-1 loss to Dallas, snapping their four-game winning streak.

Buffalo, meanwhile, is coming off a tight 2-1 victory over Columbus on Friday. They will have a rest advantage over Carolina as they aim to reverse their misfortunes at home. The Sabres have managed just one victory in their past six games at KeyBank Center.

The Canes hold matchup edges in almost every major statistical category, especially special teams. The Canes boast the third-best power-play percentage in the NHL at 27.5%, while the Sabres are operating at just 14.5% with the man advantage.

Hurricanes vs Sabres Head-to-Head Stats

34-18-5 Record 26-27-4
2-0-0 Head-to-Head 1-1-1
3.34 (11th) GF/GP 2.91 (21st)
2.77 (8th) GA/GP 3.02 (13th)
27.5% (3rd) Power Play % 14.5% (27th)
84.4% (3rd) Penalty Kill % 80.0% (15th)
52.1% (8th) Faceoff % 46.6% (30th)

It doesn’t get much better for the Sabres when you consider the advanced metrics. The Hurricanes have the best Corsi at even strength in the NHL this season (59.8%), while the Sabres sit just above the 50% mark at 51.1 CF%.

Buffalo might actually have the advantage in this game in the goaltending crease, as Ukko Pekka Lehkonen has been playing excellently. The 24-year-old Finn has allowed just two goals in his past two games and has raised his save percentage up to .913.

We are slightly worried about Carolina’s goaltending on Sunday, as backup Spencer Martin is expected to get the nod in the second half of a back-to-back. Martin has started just three games for the Canes this season and sports a .892 save percentage.

Hurricanes vs Sabres Prediction

When it comes to making a prediction for Hurricanes vs Sabres, we’re going to be targeting the game total. None of the previous 10 meetings have featured fewer than five total goals scored, and Bet365 currently has the game total for Sunday set at six.

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The Sabres are currently missing two top defensemen in Erik Johnson and Owen Power. Even though we have been impressed by the play of the Sabres goalie UPL, he is still winless against Carolina in his career with a .833 save percentage in two starts.

With Carolina’s backup goalie expected to start, we are predicting the Sabres and Canes will light up the scoreboard on Sunday. Bet on these two teams combining for more than six goals Sunday, which is being offered at -115 odds at Bet365.

Hurricanes vs Sabres Pick:

  • Over 6 Goals (-115)


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