Senators vs. Sabres - 3/6/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Sabres (19-40-5) at Ottawa Senators (28-23-11)
NHL Hockey: Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators -340 / Buffalo Sabres +297 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSGB, RDS
The Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators meet Friday night at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Buffalo Sabres look for a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Sabres are averaging 1.8 goals per game and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Buffalo Sabres have one power play goal in their last four games and have won five of their last six games when scoring at least three goals. Tyler Ennis and Zemgus Girgensons have combined for 30 goals, Matt Moulson has 20 assists and Brian Gionta has 95 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. Michal Neuvirth has allowed 77 goals on 941 shots faced and Matt Hackett has given up four goals on 37 shots.
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The Ottawa Senators look to stay hot with wins in six of their last seven games. The Senators are averaging 2.8 goals and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Ottawa Senators have three power play goals in their last three games and have won five straight games when scoring at least three goals. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 23 goals, Bobby Ryan has 31 assists and Kyle Turris has 168 shots on goal. Defensively, the Senators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and haven’t given up a power play goal in six of their last seven games. Craig Anderson has given up 73 goals on 999 shots faced and Andrew Hammond has allowed 10 goals on 235 shots.
The Sabres are 12-52 in their last 64 road games and 15-41 in their last 56 vs. Atlantic. The Senators are 9-20 in their last 29 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-0 in their last 5 vs. Atlantic. The Sabres are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Ottawa and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
Once again, there's no value betting against the Sabres anymore. Even taking Ottawa and the spread isn't really worth it. Instead, I'm taking another shot in the dark with Buffalo, as a bounce or two our way can triple our money. I'm on board.