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Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres Preview

Buffalo Sabres

Washington Capitals
12-26-5 January 12, 2014, 03:00 PM | Verizon Center 22-16-6

The visiting Sabres hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at Verizon Center against the Washington Capitals.

The Capitals currently sport a record of 22-16-6. The Sabres are 12-26-5. Betting totals have seen the Capitals post a 21-23 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Sabres have gone 11-24-8 against the number.

View Buffalo Sabres vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Capitals as -191 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

This game puts the Capitals, most recently No. 10 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Sabres, who rate a No. 30 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Panthers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at -125 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Capitals were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -162 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 3.07 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.79 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 25.48% while the Sabres defense kills off 82.61% of their penalties.

Next up:
Buffalo home to Philadelphia, Tuesday, January 14th
Washington home to San Jose, Tuesday, January 14th