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NHL Game Preview - Sabres underdogs vs Capitals at Washington

Buffalo SabresWashington Capitals
March 27, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Buffalo Sabres vs Washington Capitals Odds

37-29-10TEAM RECORD38-30-8

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

This season the Capitals are 38-30-8 overall while the Sabres are 37-29-10. As for the totals, Washington is 37-35-4 on the OU, and Buffalo is 30-40-6.

View Buffalo vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Sabres were listed as -110 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 19-rated Capitals and the No. 20-ranked Sabres, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 15-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 17.5% rate while the Sabres have a 82.2% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Wild at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Sabres at -212 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Wild at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -225 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 3-3-1
After a win are 6-4

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 6-6-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Sabres at Capitals trends to consider:
Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Buffalo is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
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
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games at home
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Buffalo

Next up:
Buffalo home to Pittsburgh, Friday, March 30
Washington at Boston, Thursday, March 29

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