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Jan 27, 3:00 PM | Verizon Center

Buffalo Sabres vs Washington Capitals Odds

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Verizon Center hosts an NHL battle between the Washington Capitals and the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Sunday.

Washington will face the 2-2 Sabres. In totals betting, the Capitals are 2-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Sabres are 2-2 favoring the OVER.

View Buffalo vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Capitals as -116 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Capitals sit at No. 18 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Sabres sit at a No. 20 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 26-ranked offense (2 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 14 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 15% rate while the Sabres have a 80% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Hurricanes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at +140 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Devils on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Devils at -158 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Carolina are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing New Jersey are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Sabres at Capitals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Buffalo's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games on the road
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games

Next up:
Buffalo home to Toronto, Tuesday, January 29
Washington at Ottawa, Tuesday, January 29

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