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Sabres visit Ottawa Senators in NHL clash

Buffalo Sabres

Ottawa Senators
15-33-8 February 06, 2014, 07:30 PM | Canadian Tire Centre 25-21-11

The Ottawa Senators will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Buffalo Sabres invade Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday.

Ottawa will face the 15-33-8 Sabres. In totals betting, the Senators are 33-23-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Sabres are 20-27-9 favoring the OVER.

View Buffalo Sabres vs Ottawa Senators Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Senators as -205 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 17-ranked Senators and the No. 24-rated Sabres in this matchup.

Buffalo lost its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Penguins on February 5. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -185 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Senators were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got Ottawa at +195 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Ottawa's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 2.88 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 23 at 3.02 goals allowed. The Senators power play is averaging 19.37% while the Sabres defense kills off 81.67% of their penalties.

A few Sabres at Senators trends to consider:
Buffalo is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games
Buffalo is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Buffalo is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing Ottawa
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ottawa's last 7 games
Ottawa is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Ottawa's last 17 games at home
Ottawa is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Buffalo

Next up:
Buffalo home to Carolina, Tuesday, February 25th
Ottawa at Boston, Saturday, February 8th