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Ottawa favored by -173 against Buffalo on Thursday


Buffalo Sabres

Ottawa Senators
7-22-2 December 12, 2013, 07:30 PM | Canadian Tire Centre 12-14-6



Ottawa will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Buffalo Sabres pay a visit to Canadian Tire Centre.

The Senators bring a 12-14-6 record to the battle against the 7-22-2 Sabres. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Ottawa go 19-13 so far and the Sabres go 8-17-6.

View Buffalo Sabres vs Ottawa Senators Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Senators in this one found them earlier as -173 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 30-rated Sabres taking on the No. 16-rated Senators in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ottawa's No. 8-ranked offense (2.88 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 24 at 2.97 goals per game allowed. The Senators powerplay has clicked at a 19.33% rate while the Sabres have a 79% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Sabres at Senators trends to consider:
Buffalo is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games
Buffalo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Buffalo is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Ottawa
Ottawa is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ottawa's last 8 games
Ottawa is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ottawa's last 5 games at home


Next up:
Buffalo home to Calgary, Saturday, December 14th
Ottawa home to Los Angeles, Saturday, December 14th

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