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Ottawa Senators

Buffalo Sabres
12-14-5 December 10, 2013, 07:00 PM | First Niagara Center 6-22-2



The visiting Senators hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to steal a win at First Niagara Center against the Buffalo Sabres.

The Senators will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 12-14-5 this season, while the Sabres are 6-22-2. Ottawa is 19-12 on the totals; Buffalo is 8-16-6.

View Ottawa Senators vs Buffalo Sabres Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Ottawa before puck drop in this match found them as -131-moneyline favorites at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 30-rated Sabres and the No. 16-ranked Senators, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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In their last action, Ottawa was a 5-4 winner at home against the Flyers. Bettors on Ottawa at -133 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Canadiens. Bettors on Montreal at -250 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 1.7 goals per game, against a Senators defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.32 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 13.95% while the Senators defense kills off 78.46% of their penalties.

A few Senators at Sabres trends to consider:
Ottawa is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Ottawa's last 10 games on the road
Ottawa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ottawa's last 6 games when playing Buffalo
Buffalo is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games
Buffalo is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games at home


Next up:
Ottawa home to Buffalo, Thursday, December 12th

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