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Ottawa SenatorsBuffalo Sabres
Dec 13, 7:00 PM | First Niagara Center

Ottawa Senators vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

13-13-4TEAM RECORD15-12-2

Hockey bettors look for value at First Niagara Center on Tuesday as host Buffalo battles the Ottawa Senators in hockey odds action.

The Senators will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 13-13-4 this season, while the Sabres are 15-12-2. Ottawa is 18-12 on the totals; Buffalo is 13-15-1.

View Ottawa vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-160 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 19-ranked Sabres and the No. 23-rated Senators in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 15-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Senators defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.5 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 17% rate while the Senators have a 80.5% rate on the penalty kill.

Ottawa lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Canucks on December 10. Bettors who backed the Canucks at -170 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Buffalo lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Rangers on December 10. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Vancouver are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing NY Rangers are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Senators at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ottawa's last 5 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Ottawa is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ottawa's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Ottawa's last 12 games on the road
Buffalo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ottawa
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing at home against Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Ottawa home to Boston, Wednesday, December 14
Buffalo home to Toronto, Friday, December 16

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