NHL Hockey - Preview

The fans at First Niagara Center will be treated to a game between the Washington Capitals and the Buffalo Sabres when they take their seats on Saturday.

Washington lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Islanders on March 26. Bettors who backed the Islanders at +128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Panthers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at -110 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Buffalo:
Team record: 13-16-5 SU, ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 7 games when playing Washington
is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 11 of last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games when playing at home against Washington

When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Florida are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Washington:
Team record: 15-17-1 SU, ATS

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 7 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 10 games on the road
is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 9 games

When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing NY Islanders are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Next up:
Washington at Philadelphia, Sunday, March 31
Buffalo home to Boston, Sunday, March 31