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Feb 5, 7:30 PM | Scotiabank Place

Buffalo Sabres vs Ottawa Senators Odds

3-5-1TEAM RECORD5-3-1

Ottawa will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the Buffalo Sabres pay a visit to Scotiabank Place.

The Sabres will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 3-5-1 this season, while the Senators are 5-3-1. Buffalo is 6-3 on the totals; Ottawa is 2-7.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Senators in this one will find them as -142 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. 5 and the Sabres at No. 21 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Ottawa's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.7 goals allowed. The Senators power play is averaging 25.8% while the Sabres defense kills off 79.5% of their penalties.

The Sabres were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at +125 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Ottawa lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Canadiens on February 3. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at -122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Florida are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

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

A few Sabres at Senators trends to consider:
Buffalo is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against 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 OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games
Buffalo is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa's last 6 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Ottawa's last 13 games at home
Ottawa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Buffalo home to Montreal, Thursday, February 7
Ottawa home to Carolina, Thursday, February 7

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