The Buffalo Sabres have never won a Stanley Cup. In fact, it’s been more than 20 years since the Sabres got as far as the Stanley Cup Final. Still, with online sportsbooks now changing the betting landscape in New York, betting on or against the Sabres has never been easier.
What kinds of Sabres betting odds can you find from game to game? What are the current Sabres Stanley Cup odds? Find out below in our complete look at online Sabres betting in NY.
Check the feed below for odds on the next Sabres game as well as Stanley Cup futures and bets on individual players. If you see odds you like, click on the number to go to the sportsbook that posted it, claim the sports betting welcome bonus and place a bet.
You can bet on or against the Sabre at online sportsbooks in New York by following these steps:
Here’s an example of a Sabres game line:
|Buffalo Sabres||+1.5 (-135)||+225||Over 5.5 (-110)|
|New York Rangers||-1.5 (+110)||-280||Under 5.5 (-110)|
First, you see the 1.5-goal puck line. Puck line bets let you pick one side or the other with a standard 1.5 goal handicap factored into the final score. You may also find alternate puck lines at different odds. Here, you see the odds in parentheses next to the puck line.
These show that you can bet on the Sabres to lose by a single goal or win by any score at -135 odds. This means that a $135 bet would win a profit of $100 if correct. Alternatively, you could bet on the New York Rangers to win by two goals or more at +110, and you would stand to win a profit of $110 on a bet of $100.
Next, you see the moneyline. Here, you are just betting on one team or the other to win the game, regardless of the margin. In the example above, a $100 bet on the Sabres moneyline would win $225 if correct. Alternatively, a bet on the Rangers at -280 odds would pay $100 on a $280 bet.
Finally, you see the totals line with the odds in parentheses. This lets you bet on the total combined score by both teams. You can choose either over or under 5.5 goals. A correct bet on either side would pay out $100 on a wager of $110.
Here’s a secret about sportsbooks: They copy one another’s sportsbook odds. That’s why Sabres game lines will open at similar numbers at online sportsbooks in New York and swanky Las Vegas lounges. Of course, these lines might change by the time the puck drops.
All sportsbooks try to draw equal action on both sides of a bet. This lets them profit off the vigorish that they bake into the odds and not have to worry about the actual outcome of the game. If one side is drawing more money in bets, a sportsbook will move the line to try to even things out. Such a line change only affects that sportsbook, though. That’s why a line might change in Vegas and not in New York, or vice versa.
New York sportsbooks feature NHL props, where you can bet on individual Sabres players or the team to achieve various stat lines. Plus, live betting lets you wager on an in-progress game at odds that change alongside everything happening on the ice.
This mostly includes the same bets available before the opening faceoff at odds that are in flux based on score, time, and momentum. However, live Buffalo Sabres betting also includes period-by-period bets and a bigger number of in-game props.
|Sabres Stat Leaders||Points||Goals||Assists||Penalty Minutes|
|2020-21||Sam Reinhart - 40||Sam Reinhart - 25||Victor Olofsson - 19||Rasmus Ristolainen - 36|
|2019-20||Jack Eichel - 78||Jack Eichel - 36||Jack Eichel - 42||Rasmus Ristolainen - 46|
|2018-19||Jack Eichel - 82||Jeff Skinner - 40||Jack Eichel - 54||Zach Bogosian - 52|
|2017-18||Jack Eichel - 64||Jack Eichel - 25||Jack Eichel - 39||Jordan Nolan - 69|
|2016-17||Jack Eichel - 57||Evander Kane - 28||Rasmus Ristolainen - 39||Evander Kane - 113|
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Sabres games air on MSG Western New York with Rick Jeanneret and Dan Dunleavy doing play-by-play and Rob Ray and Martin Biron doing color commentary. WGR is the Sabres’ flagship radio station, with the same play-by-play and color teams.
You can stream Sabres games online with a subscription via NHL.com and NHL.tv. All-access and single-team packages are available, although normal blackout restrictions apply. Out of market, you can stream games via the FanDuel Sportsbook web platform and app.
The Buffalo Sabres joined the NHL in 1970. They played at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium until KeyBank Center opened in 1996. The Sabres have been to two Stanley Cup Finals, losing to the Philadelphia Flyers in 1975 and the Dallas Stars in 1999. They’ve never won a Stanley Cup, making the Sabres the longest-running NHL franchise without a title, along with the Vancouver Canucks, who joined the NHL the same year.
The 1975 team that made the Stanley Cup Final was led by René Robert, Gilbert Perreault and Rick Martin, who each totaled at least 95 points during the regular season and at least 13 points during the playoffs. The 1999 team was led by goalie Dominik Hasek, who posted 30 regular-season wins alongside 13 playoff wins. The Sabres were also competitive in the early 1990s behind the play of Alexander Mogilny, the first Soviet defector in the NHL, playmaker Pat LaFontaine and Hasek.
The Sabres’ first owners were Seymour H. Knox III and Northrup Knox, the grandsons of one of the founders of the F.W. Woolworth Co. Adelphia Communications founder John Rigas took over in 1996, but he was arrested and charged with fraud, and the NHL stripped him of his ownership of the team in 2002. The NHL owned the Sabres until Tom Golisano and Larry Quinn bought the team in 2003. In 2011, billionaire businessman Terry Pegula bought the Sabres, along with the Buffalo Bandits of the National Lacrosse League, for $189 million. In 2014, he also bought the NFL’s Buffalo Bills.
The Sabres’ greatest playoff moment came on May 20, 1975, in the Stanley Cup Final. René Robert scored in overtime to give the team a 5-4 win, the Sabres’ first of the series against two losses. The Sabres also won Game 4 at the Aud, but lost the next two games, dropping the series in six. You have to look hard, but you might see it through the fog on the ice in this clip:
Billionaire businessman Terry Pegula owns the Sabres, having bought the team — and Buffalo’s pro lacrosse franchise — for $189 million in 2011. Pegula, who also owns the Buffalo Bills team, made his money in natural gas and real estate.
The Forbes Business of Hockey list has the Buffalo Sabres as the 28th most valuable NHL franchise, worth some $385 million.
The average ticket price for Sabres games at KeyBank Center this season is $13. That’s down significantly from around $50 just a few seasons ago.
The Buffalo Sabres have been to the playoffs 29 times in the team’s 50 seasons. However, they haven’t been to the playoffs since 2011 and have never won a Stanley Cup.
The Sabres have retired seven jersey numbers:
The Buffalo Sabres run the @BuffaloSabres Twitter account. It boasts the #LetsGoBuffalo hashtag and more than 868,500 followers. The Sabres joined Twitter in 2009.