Sabres vs. Flyers Odds

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(TheSpread) – The Philadelphia Flyers look to make another run to the Stanley Cup Finals on Thursday when they begin their series with the Buffalo Sabres.

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Philadelphia is the No. 2 seed in the East with 106 points while Buffalo comes in as the No. 7 seed with 96 points.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Philadelphia is the favorite to win this series, as the Flyers have odds of -160 while the Sabres come in with odds of +130.

Philadelphia went 47-23-12 during the regular season to win the Atlantic Division. The Flyers scored 259 goals while allowing 223. The Flyers were 22-12-7 at home and 25-11-5 on the road. Philadelphia won just 3 of their last 10 games.

Buffalo was 43-29-10 during the regular season to finish third in the Northeast Division. The Sabres scored 245 goals while allowing 229. Buffalo was 21-16-4 at home and 22-13-6 on the road. Buffalo won 8 of their last 10 games to close the season.

These two teams faced off four times during the season. The teams split the four meetings with Buffalo winning the last two contests. Buffalo scored 14 goals in the four games while the Flyers posted 17 goals.

Trends show that the Sabres are 1-8 in their last 9 playoff games as an underdog while Philadelphia is 1-6 in their last 7 games against an opponent from the Northeast Division.

In terms of injuries, Buffalo center Jochen Hecht is doubtful for the series opener with an upper body injury while Philadelphia defenseman Chris Pronger is out with a hand injury.

2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Odds – Sabres vs. Flyers

Buffalo Sabres +130

Philadelphia Flyers -160

Sabres vs. Flyers Series Schedule

Thursday, April 14 at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. TSN, VERSUS-JIP

Saturday, April 16 at Philadelphia, 5:00 p.m. TSN

Monday, April 18 at Buffalo, 7:00 p.m. TSN, VERSUS

Wednesday, April 20 at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. TSN, VERSUS

*Friday, April 22 at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. TSN, VERSUS (JIP)

*Sunday, April 24 at Buffalo, 3:00 p.m. NBC (HD), TSN

*Tuesday, April 26 at Philadelphia, TBD TSN

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