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March 10, 7:00 PM | Scotiabank Place

Buffalo Sabres vs Ottawa Senators Odds

31-29-8TEAM RECORD36-25-8

The Ottawa Senators will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Buffalo Sabres invade Scotiabank Place on Saturday.

The Senators are 36-25-8 so far on the season. The Sabres, meanwhile, are 31-29-8. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Ottawa go 35-32-2 and the Sabres go 27-38-3 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
The Sabres were listed as +-145 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Senators - Sabres odds would favor the Senators if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Ottawa is rated No. 13 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Buffalo is at No. 27.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Ottawa's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 3.1 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Senators power play is averaging 19.9% while the Sabres defense kills off 81.8% of their penalties.

The Sabres were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -210 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Rangers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at +100 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing NY Rangers are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Sabres at Senators trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing on the road against Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games
Buffalo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa's last 5 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa's last 5 games when playing Buffalo
Ottawa is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ottawa's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Buffalo home to Montreal, Monday, March 12
Ottawa at Montreal, Wednesday, March 14

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