Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres in NHL odds
Buffalo Sabres vs Washington Capitals Odds
Buffalo pays a visit to Washington on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Capitals bats in hockey action at Verizon Center.
Washington battles the Sabres, currently with a 10-14-4 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 10-15-2 for the Capitals and 14-12-2 for the Sabres.
The Capitals were listed earlier today as -126 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 29-rated Sabres taking on the No. 22-rated Capitals in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 17-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 24.4% rate while the Sabres have a 78.6% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, Buffalo was a 4-3 loser at home against the Senators. Bettors on Ottawa at +117 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Washington lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Bruins on March 16. Bettors who backed the Bruins at -220 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 1-9
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Ottawa are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
A few Sabres at Capitals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Buffalo is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Buffalo
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing at home against Buffalo
Buffalo at Montreal, Tuesday, March 19
Washington at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, March 19