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Ottawa Senators home to Sabres in hockey betting action

Buffalo SabresOttawa Senators
Dec 20, 7:30 PM | Scotiabank Place

Buffalo Sabres vs Ottawa Senators Odds

16-13-3TEAM RECORD15-14-4

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Ottawa and Buffalo on Tuesday, with the host Senators trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Senators bring a 15-14-4 record to the battle against the 16-13-3 Sabres. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Ottawa go 20-13 so far and the Sabres go 15-16-1.

View Buffalo vs Ottawa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Senators in this one will find them as -130 favorites on the NHL money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Senators at No. 20 and the Sabres at No. 21 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ottawa's No. 7-ranked offense (3.1 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Senators powerplay has clicked at a 16.7% rate while the Sabres have a 83.8% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 8-3 loser as they battled the Penguins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -130 were rewarded, while the 11 goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Ottawa was a 6-4 winner in its last match at home against the Penguins. They won as +120 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Sabres at Senators trends to consider:
Buffalo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Ottawa
Buffalo is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing on the road against Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Buffalo's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ottawa's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa's last 6 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ottawa's last 7 games
Ottawa is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Buffalo at Toronto, Thursday, December 22
Ottawa home to Florida, Thursday, December 22

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