Senators vs. Sabres - 2/16/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Sabres (23-28-6) at Ottawa Senators (25-26-6)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators -145 / Buffalo Sabres +131 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSGB, RDS
The Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators square off Tuesday night at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Buffalo Sabres could use a nice road after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 19.8 percent of their power plays. Ryan O'Reilly leads Buffalo with 17 goals, Jack Eichel has 21 assists and Sam Reinhart has 109 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their power play chances. Chad Johnson has allowed 76 goals on 906 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has given up 46 goals on 541 shots. Johnson has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Ottawa Senators also are in need of a victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 18.5 percent of their power plays. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 24 goals, Bobby Ryan has 26 assists and Mark Stone has 108 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 74.1 percent of their power play chances. Craig Anderson has allowed 123 goals on 1,439 shots faced and Andrew Hammond has given up 39 goals on 385 shots. Anderson has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Sabres are 26-75 in their last 101 road games and 35-79 in their last 114 games playing on 1 days rest. The Senators are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The Sabres are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Ottawa and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
We've done this long enough. You guys know my rule. I never back the Sabres on the road. Ever. Just 26 wins in their last 101 road games. Do I need to say more? Senators are my pick here.