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Buffalo Sabres vs Washington Capitals Betting Matchup Report

Washington CapitalsBuffalo Sabres
Dec 26, 7:00 PM | First Niagara Center

Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

17-14-2TEAM RECORD16-15-3

NHL wagering interest swings to the Buffalo vs Washington battle on Monday at First Niagara Center as the Sabres try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Sabres currently sports a record of 16-15-3. The Capitals are 17-14-2. Betting totals have seen the Sabres post a 15-18-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Capitals have gone 19-14 against the number.

View Washington vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 21-ranked Sabres and the No. 13-rated Capitals in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 16-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 23 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 18.1% rate while the Capitals have a 82.2% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Devils on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Devils at -110 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Toronto at -145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing New Jersey are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Capitals at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games on the road
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Buffalo
Washington is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Buffalo's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games at home
Buffalo is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington home to NY Rangers, Wednesday, December 28
Buffalo at New Jersey, Wednesday, December 28

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