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Buffalo Sabres Host Washington Capitals in NHL Betting Action

The Buffalo Sabres will look to bolster their win total and reward fans moneyline betting when the Washington Capitals invade First Niagara Center on Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Washington Capitals before puck drop in this match found them as -195 moneyline favorites at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to BetOnline.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.4-1.2 victory for the Capitals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Buffalo Sabres currently sport a record of 17-23-4. The Washington Capitals are 33-7-3. Betting totals have seen the Sabres post a 15-17-12 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Capitals have gone 16-19-8 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs Washington injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Buffalo Sabres rated this week at No. 24 and the Washington Capitals sitting at No. 2.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Buffalo's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 2.3 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.12 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 19.29% while the Capitals defense kills off 84.68% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Washington, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Canucks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -233 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Bruins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -119 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Washington is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Buffalo
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Buffalo
  • Buffalo is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • Buffalo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Buffalo is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Washington home to New York, Sunday, January 17th
Buffalo at Arizona, Monday, January 18th

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