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Feb 12, 7:30 PM | Scotiabank Place

Buffalo Sabres vs Ottawa Senators Odds

5-7-1TEAM RECORD6-4-2

Scotiabank Place hosts an NHL battle between the Ottawa Senators and the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.

Ottawa will face the 5-7-1 Sabres. In totals betting, the Senators are 3-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Sabres are 8-5 favoring the OVER.

View Buffalo vs Ottawa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Senators in this one found them earlier as -136 favorites on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Senators and the No. 22-ranked Sabres, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ottawa's No. 20-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.5 goals per game allowed. The Senators powerplay has clicked at a 23.1% rate while the Sabres have a 79.2% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 3-1 loser at home against the Bruins. Bettors on Boston at -136 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Senators were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Winnipeg at +145 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Boston 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 Winnipeg are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Sabres at Senators trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 8 games
Buffalo is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games when playing on the road against Ottawa
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa's last 5 games
Ottawa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa's last 7 games when playing at home against Buffalo

Next up:
Buffalo home to Boston, Friday, February 15
Ottawa at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, February 13

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