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Senators vs. Sabres - 12/29/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Buffalo Sabres (14-19-3) at Ottawa Senators (14-14-7)

NHL Hockey: Monday, December 29, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

The Line: Ottawa Senators -190 / Buffalo Sabres +171 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds

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The Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators meet Monday night at the Canadian Tire Centre.

The Buffalo Sabres have lost four of their last five games and continue to be one of the worst teams in the league. The Sabres are averaging 1.9 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Buffalo Sabres have three power play goals in their last six games and have won five of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. Zemgus Girgensons leads Buffalo with 10 goals, Tyler Ennis has 15 assists and Matt Moulson has 75 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sabres are allowing 3.3 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Jhonas Enroth has allowed 73 goals on 832 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 41 goals on 451 shots.

Senators vs. Sabres - 12/29/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Ottawa Senators have lost five of their last eight games and continue to drop in the Atlantic. The Senators are averaging 2.5 goals per game and have scored four goals in their last three games. The Ottawa Senators have two power play goals in their last five games and have won four of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 11 goals, Kyle Turris has 16 assists and Clarke MacArthur has 79 shots on goal. Defensively, the Senators are allowing 2.7 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Craig Anderson has allowed 54 goals on 746 shots faced and Robin Lehner has given up 39 goals on 429 shots faced.

The Sabres are 10-42 in their last 52 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 games following a win. The Senators are 3-7 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-7 in their last 8 vs. Atlantic. The Sabres are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Ottawa and 4-9 in the last 13 meetings overall.

As we know, the Sabres just can't win on the road to save their life, so even the plus money here holds little value. I'm taking the Senators and the spread to give us more bang for our buck. The Sabres are just horrible away from home. 

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Ottawa Senators -1.5

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