Senators vs Sabres Hockey Game Preview
Ottawa Senators vs Buffalo Sabres Odds
First Niagara Center hosts an NHL battle between the Buffalo Sabres and the visiting Ottawa Senators on Saturday.
This season the Sabres are 10-14-3 overall while the Senators are 13-8-6. As for the totals, Buffalo is 13-12-2 on the OU, and Ottawa is 6-17-4.
The Sabres were listed earlier today as -126 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.
The Sabres - Senators odds would favor the Senators if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Buffalo is rated No. 29 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Ottawa is at No. 13.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 20-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Senators defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.1 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 11.2% rate while the Senators have a 88% rate on the penalty kill.
Ottawa was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Canadiens. They lost as +167 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.
The Sabres were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Buffalo at +135 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 8-2
After playing Montreal are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing NY Rangers are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
A few Senators at Sabres trends to consider:
Ottawa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ottawa's last 8 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Ottawa is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Ottawa's last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 8 games when playing at home against Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing Ottawa
Buffalo is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Ottawa
Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Ottawa home to Winnipeg, Sunday, March 17
Buffalo at Washington, Sunday, March 17