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Capitals face Buffalo Sabres: NHL odds preview and stats

Washington CapitalsBuffalo Sabres
Nov 26, 7:00 PM | First Niagara Center

Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

12-8-1TEAM RECORD12-9-1

Buffalo will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Washington Capitals pay a visit to First Niagara Center.

The Sabres bring a 12-9-1 record to the battle against the 12-8-1 Capitals. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Buffalo go 11-10-1 so far and the Capitals go 13-8.

View Washington vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Sabres as -120 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 Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Sabres at No. 11 and the Capitals at No. 16 heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.2 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 19.8% while the Capitals defense kills off 79.5% of their penalties.

In their last action, Washington was a 6-3 loser at home against the Rangers. Bettors on New York at +115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 5-1 loser on the road against the Blue Jackets. Bettors on Columbus at +110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Columbus are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Capitals at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Buffalo's last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games
Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Washington home to St. Louis, Tuesday, November 29
Buffalo home to NY Islanders, Tuesday, November 29

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