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 , 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