Ottawa Senators (20-22-9) at Buffalo Sabres (16-35-3)
|Date & Time||Tuesday February 10, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Buffalo Sabres +162 / Ottawa Senators -180 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Ottawa Senators and Buffalo Sabres meet Tuesday night at the First Niagara Center.
The Ottawa Senators continue to drop in the standings with losses in six of their last eight games. The Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored three goals in their last three games. The Ottawa Senators have zero power play goals in their last four games and have won five of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 17 goals, Bobby Ryan has 23 assists and Clarke MacArthur has 116 shots on goal. Defensively, the Senators are allowing 2.7 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Craig Anderson has allowed 73 goals on 999 shots faced and Robin Lehner has given up 63 goals on 656 shots.
The Buffalo Sabres have split their last four games and remain last in the Atlantic. The Sabres are averaging 1.8 goals per game and have scored five goals in their last three games. The Buffalo Sabres have scored one power play goal in their last four games and have split their last eight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Zemgus Girgensons leads Buffalo with 14 goals, Tyler Ennis has 18 assists and Drew Stafford has 89 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sabres are allowing 3.5 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in seven of their last 10 games. Jhonas Enroth has allowed 118 goals on 1,211 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 59 goals on 633 shots.
The Senators are 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Atlantic. The Sabres are 1-7 in their last 8 home games and 16-44 in their last 60 vs. Eastern Conference. The Senators are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings and the home team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
I'm not sure why either of these teams are getting such love from oddmakers. We're talking about two of the bottom feeders in the Atlantic. Simply from a value point, I'll take the home team and the insane plus money.