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Hockey Matchup - Buffalo Sabres Washington Capitals Odds Preview


Washington Capitals

Buffalo Sabres
23-21-8 January 28, 2014, 07:30 PM | First Niagara Center 14-30-7



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

The Sabres sport a record of 14-30-7 heading into this matchup, while the Capitals sit at 23-21-8 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 17-26-8 for the Sabres and 23-29 for the Capitals.

View Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Washington before puck drop in this match found them as -126-moneyline favorites at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, ccording to BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 20-rated Capitals taking on the No. 24-rated Sabres in this contest.

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Buffalo was a 3-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Penguins. They lost as +258 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 1.9 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.96 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 13.66% while the Capitals defense kills off 80.32% of their penalties.

Next up:
Washington at Columbus, Thursday, January 30th
Buffalo at Phoenix, Thursday, January 30th

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