Buffalo Sabres at Ottawa Senators
|Date & Time||Tuesday March 26, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
Canadian Tire Centre
1000 Palladium Dr, Ottawa, ON K2V 1A5
Ottawa Senators +100; O/U: 6
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The Ottawa Senators and Buffalo Sabres play out the string of their regular season as they face off in the Canadian capital on Tuesday night.
The Sabres started off the season as one of the league’s hottest teams and looked destined to go on a run in the Eastern Conference playoffs but things have taken a turn South and it looks as though they are going to have to go back to the drawing board in the offseason. Buffalo landed the top overall draft pick after a dismal season last year and in the process they selected Rasmus Dahlin who is a bona fide star on the blue line and is someone the Sabres can build their future around, but this season looks to be lost after looking so promising heading into the Christmas break. The Sabres are a woeful 11-22-1 on the road so far this season and have just 16 wins in their last 52 contests and are 3-13 in their last 16 games against division rivals which is a huge reason why they have fallen into the also rans in the last couple of months.
The Senators meanwhile have gone into a full blown rebuild as they have moved on from a handful of mainstays from their group that was a game shy of the Cup final a few seasons ago but they have nothing to lose down the stretch and have actually been decent on home ice this season. Ottawa has moved on from Erik Karlsson, Matt Duchene, Ryan Dzingel, Mark Stone, and Mike Hoffman and you would expect they have had a terrible season and are in for the long haul with a rebuild. The Sens are 3-10 in their last 13 games against the Atlantic and are 2-5 in their last 7 home games but are getting a decent price here against the Sabres who are a more talented team but haven’t been playing well over the last month or so.
The Sabres are 1-5 in their last 6 as a favorite and winless in their last 7 against a team with a losing record while the Sens are 4-10 in their last 14 as a home dog and 17-38 in their last 55 overall. The Sabres have fallen off hard and while they are the deeper team here the Sens have the edge at home and in a toss up they get the call.