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Buffalo Sabres vs. Ottawa Senators - 4/4/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Ottawa Senators (27-41-11) at Buffalo Sabres (25-42-12)
Date & Time Wednesday April 4, 2018, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
The Line
The Line: Buffalo Sabres -120 / Ottawa Senators +109 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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NHL action comes to the KeyBank Center where the Buffalo Sabres host the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday.

The Ottawa Senators have been struggling at the defensive end of the  ice and that cost the team in a 6-5 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Monday. Ottawa saw Thomas Chabot and Matt Duchene score two goals each with Christian Wolanin also lighting the lamp while  Craig Anderson allowed six goals on 40 shots.

Blake Wheeler topped the Winnipeg scoring parade with two goals while Andrew Copp, Josh Morrissey, Brandon Tanev and Mathieu Perreault also found the scoring column. Mark Scheifele and Adam Lowry gave the Jets two assists each and Connor Hellebuyck picked up the win with five goals given up on 37 shots.

The Buffalo Sabres have had problems getting their scoring and defense on the same page and that cost the team in a 5-2 loss at the Toronto Maple Leafs. Buffalo received power play goals from Sam Reinhart and Jason Pominville while Chad Johnson gave up five goals on 36 shots.

The Maple Leafs attack featured William Nylander and Auston Matthews scoring a pair of goals each with Andreas Johnsson also lighting the lamp. All three added helpers for Toronto and Curtis McElhinney picked up the win with 32 saves.         

Senators are 0-4 in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400 and Senators are 0-5 in their last 5 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game and Senators are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. Sabres are 8-0 in their last 8 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game and under is 3-0-1 in Sabres last 4 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game and Sabres are 3-13 in their last 16 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400. Under is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Buffalo and Senators are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings and under is 15-5-1 in the last 21 meetings. 

I think a bet on this game might be forcing it because he season is ending and there is nothing at stake but I’ll throw this out there…

Pick:
Buffalo -120 // will update

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