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NHL Betting Preview - Buffalo Sabres Underdogs vs Washington Capitals at Washington

Fans betting on NHL look for value at Verizon Center on Friday as the host Washington Capitals battle the Buffalo Sabres in hockey odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Washington Capitals as -220 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.4-2 result in favor of the Capitals today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Buffalo Sabres vs Washington Capitals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Buffalo Sabres will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 7-8-5 this season, while the Capitals are 12-5-2. Buffalo is 5-13-2 on the totals; Washington is 8-7-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Buffalo injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 10-rated Washington Capitals and the No. 22-ranked Buffalo Sabres, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 2.74 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 16.07% while the Sabres defense kills off 80.6% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Red Wings at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Wings at -115 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Capitals were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -178 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Buffalo is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Buffalo's last 15 games
  • Buffalo is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Washington is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Washington is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Washington is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo at Ottawa, Tuesday, November 29th
Washington at Toronto, Saturday, November 26th