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NHL: Buffalo Sabres vs. Capitals Prediction 11/22/2023

The Buffalo Sabres (8-9-1) travel to face off against the Washington Capitals (9-4-2) on Wednesday, November 22nd. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

Buffalo Sabres vs Washington Capitals

The Buffalo Sabres Are Coming Off A Win

Facing the Capitals, the Sabres have a record of 8-9-1 so far. At home, their record is 4-5-0 and 4-4-1 on the road. At the moment, they hold the 6th spot in the Eastern Atlantic division and are ranked 13th in the Eastern conference. This season, Buffalo’s average scoring margin is -0.3, which has their puck line record at 5-13. Their average home scoring margin is -0.7, and in road games, it stands at .0.

The Sabres recently played against the Blackhawks and secured a win with a score of 3-2. Against the Blackhawks, the Sabres’ offense scored in all three periods. Of Buffalo’s three goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 20 shots on goal and 13 giveaways.

Despite the straight-up win, Buffalo did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. The game finished below the over/under line of 6.5 with a combined total of 5 goals.

The Washington Capitals Are Coming Off A Win

In their 15 games, the Capitals have a 9-4-2 record this season. While playing at their home arena, they have a 6-3-1 record, and their record on the road is 3-1-1. This record has them sitting 3rd in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 7th in the Eastern conference. Washington heads into the game with five wins by more than one goal, and lost four games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 5-10.

The Capitals most recently faced the Blue Jackets at home and achieved a 4-3 win. During the first period, the Capitals started slow, but they turned things around by scoring three times in the second period and one goal in the third. In the game, Washington managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 26 shots on goal and committed 16 turnovers.

Washington’s straight-up victory didn’t translate to covering the puck line in the game, despite being favored by -1.5. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.

Buffalo Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Sabres come into the game at 2.8 goals per contest placing 24th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 25th position in the league. The Buffalo offense is ranked 29th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 14th in the NHL.

This season, the Sabres’ have an over/under record of 6-12-0. Throughout the season, they have played 12 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.

Washington Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Capitals are averaging 2.5 goals per game this season, putting them in the 31st spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 31st in the league. Washington’s offense is currently ranked 32nd in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 17th in the league.

This season, the Capitals’ have an over/under record of 4-11-0. Throughout the season, they have played 11 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.3 goals per game.

Buffalo Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Sabres head into the game ranked 15th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.7 shots per game against Buffalo. So far, they are 12th in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.

Washington Team Defense

Defensively, the Capitals are currently 28th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.5 shots per game against Washington. They also are 18th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Sabres vs Capitals Trends

  • Across their last five road contests, Buffalo has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 2-3, while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • The Capitals are 3-2 puck line in their last home games and 3-2 straight-up.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Capitals have a straight up record of 5-5. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 6-4.
  • As the betting favorite, the Sabres have an puck line mark of just 2-8 in their last ten games. Buffalo posted a straight up mark of 7-3 in these matchups.

Sabres vs Capitals Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Capitals to take down the Sabres at home. With the moneyline currently at -129, I’m placing my bet on the Capitals straight-up.

If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Sabres to cover. Even in the event of a Capitals victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Sabres should cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

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