Ottawa Senators vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction, Pick and Preview, November 16 (11/16): NHL

Ottawa Senators vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction, Pick and Preview, November 16 (11/16): NHL

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Senators money line -210
Senators spread -1.5 (+125)
Sabres  money line +175
Sabres spread +1.5 (-145)
Over / under 6.5

 

2021-2022 season stats

  Ottawa Senators Buffalo Sabres
Record 7-2-1 7-3
Road / home record 2-1 3-1
Streak W3 W3
Goals per game 3.11 4.30
Goals allowed per game 2.78 2.80
Shots per game 29.5 33.6
Shots allowed per game 34.5 32.8
PP % 20.6% 23.10%
PK % 25.22% 20.80%
Over / under record 4-6 4-5-1
 

Preview

The Ottawa Senators return home and will host the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night at the PNC Arena. These teams met three times last season and the Canes led 2-1 with both wins were at home.

 

Ottawa Senators

The Senators have won 3 of their last 5 games and haven't lost at home so far this season. They have a 3-2 record overall ranking 6th in the Atlantic division. The changes this team made in the off-season have clearly worked out as they added Claude Giroux and Alex DeBrincat.

Brady Tkachuk leads the Senators with 4 goals and has 8 points. Drake batherson leads with five assists over the last 5 games for Ottawa.

In their last 10 games the Senators are 7-3, averaging 3.8 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.8 penalties and 9.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .905 save percentage.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres get here with a 7-3 record after beating 6-3 the Pittsburgh Penguins. Alex Tuch scored with 9:26 left, Victor Oloffson, Tage Thompson, JJ Peterka and Kyle Okposo also scored for Buffalo. Eric Comrie made 18 saves.

Rasmus Dahlin led the Sabres with 6 total assists and has 6 goals. Tage Thompson has six goals and 12 assists over the last 10 games for Buffalo.

In their last 10 games the Sabres are 7-3, averaging 4 goals, 5.8 assists, 3.1 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with an .889 save percentage.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Buffalo are 12-4 SU in their last 16 games.

Buffalo are 1-12 SU in their last 13 games against Ottawa.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games on the road.

Buffalo are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Ottawa.

The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Ottawa's last 18 games.

Ottawa are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Ottawa's last 9 games against Buffalo.

Ottawa are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Sabres are having a great start of the season winning 6 of their first 8 games and have been playing great offense averaging 4.3 goals per game this season. The Senators have won 7 of their first 10 games this season but they have had some tough games lately as they have won their last 3 games in overtime. The Sabres have an extra day of rest and have been on fire offensively so I'll give it a shot with them to won this game. 

PICK: Sabres ML (+175) 

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