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Washington Capitals vs. Buffalo Sabres - 12/30/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Buffalo Sabres (15-17-4) at Washington Capitals (27-6-2)

NHL Hockey: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)

The Line: Washington Capitals -240 / Buffalo Sabres +214 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds


The Buffalo Sabres visit DC to take the ice with the Washington Capitals Wednesday.

The Buffalo Sabres pay a visit to the Verizon Center on Wednesday to complete a home and home series with the Washington Capitals.  The Sabres are hoping for a different outcome then Monday’s 2-0 defeat at the First Niagara Center where the offense never got untracked. 

Washington Capitals vs. Buffalo Sabres - 12/30/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction


This game fit perfectly in to the Capitals wheelhouse which means score a few goals and then turn the game over to their defense and Braden Holtby. After a scoreless first the Capitals  received goals from Jay Beagle and Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby didn’t disappoint.

Holtby brushed aside 31 shots to record his second whitewash of the season and number 22 in his career to raise the Caps to 27-6-2 and upped their lead to eleven points over the Canadiens for supremacy in the Eastern conference. Linus Ullmark absorbed the loss with 24 stops as Buffalo fell to 15-17-4.

The under is 4-0-1 in Sabres last 5 vs. Metropolitan and the over is 5-1-1 in Sabres last 7 road games while the under is 5-1-1 in Sabres last 7 overall. The Capitals are 5-0 in their last 5 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and  are 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game while going  1-8 in their last 9 in the second game of a home-and-home situation.

The road team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and the Sabres are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings while going   3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Washington. No goalies have been confirmed but I lean Washington although the chalk will be hideous…

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