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Buffalo Sabres vs Ottawa Senators 01/28/2020 NHL Predictions, Betting Odds and Previews

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Buffalo Sabres vs Ottawa Senators 01-28-2020 NHL Predictions Betting Odds and Previews

Buffalo Sabres vs Ottawa Senators 01/28/2020 – Starting a five-game homestand after a long break could not be more favorable for the Sabres. On Tuesday, they will host the Ottawa Senators who are just coming off a loss against New Jersey on the previous night. The Senators recorded three wins in four games before the All-Star break, and they look to maintain the same kind of energy to protect their home ice. With all these positive conditions, Ottawa will be entering the joust as favorites against the Senators per the updated NHL odds.

Buffalo Sabres vs Ottawa Senators 01/28/2020

When: Tuesday, January 28, 7:30 PM ET

Where: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, New York

TV: RDS

Stream: SofaScore

Buffalo Sabres vs Ottawa Senators 01/28/2020 Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Buffalo Sabres -1.5 (+125) 6 o (-120) -192
Ottawa Senators +1.5 (-145) 6 u (+100) +167
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Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres are 14-6-3 at home. And with still about 10 points to conquer before stepping into the Eastern Conference Playoff picture, Ralph Krueger will expect nothing but grit and grind from his skaters not just in this game but for the rest of the regular season. Left-wing Jeff Skinner is expected to be back from a 10-game injury layoff – a welcome boost for the Buffalo Sabres who seek to sustain their winning trend. In 39 games played. Skinner has registered 11 goals and eight assists. Team goals and points leader Jack Eichel will try to continue his red-hot scoring stretch against the Senators. In his 62 total points, 11 came from his last 10 games. 

Players to watch: Jack Eichel (GP 48, G 28, A 34, PTS 62), Sam Reinhart (GP 47, G 17, A 24, PTS 41), Jeff Skinner (GP 39, G 11, A 8, PTS 19).

Ottawa Senators

Anthony Duclair was held in check again Monday when the Senators lost to New Jersey, 4-3. That now makes it 11 games where the All-Star has not scored a goal. He still leads the team with 19, though. But he certainly needs to regain his stroke if Ottawa wants to capture a series of victories. Connor Brown stays steady despite their wobbly campaign. Over the last four games, the right-wing skater posted three goals and four assists to overtake Jean-Gabriel Pageau in the team’s total points ladder with 32. 

Players to watch: Anthony Duclair (GP 48, G 21, A 12, PTS 33), Jean-Gabriel Pageau (GP 47, G 19, A 12, PTS 31), Connor Brown (GP 49, G 10, A 22, PTS 32).

Buffalo Sabres vs Ottawa Senators Betting Predictions

Trends

Sabres

Sabres are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Buffalo is 8-3 in their last 11 home games.
Sabres are 21-46 in their last 67 vs. Eastern Conference.
Over is 3-0-1 in Sabres last 4 Tuesday games.
Over is 3-1-2 in Buffalo’s last 6 overall.
Under is 6-2 in Sabres last 8 games as a home favorite.

Senators

Senators are 31-64 in their last 95 overall.
Ottawa is 3-13 in their last 16 vs. a team with a losing record.
Senators are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Atlantic.
Over is 4-0 in Senators last 4 games as a road underdog.
Under is 4-1 in Ottawa’s last 5 overall.
Over is 4-1 in Senators last 5 Tuesday games.

Sabres vs Senators Betting Picks

Being well-rested while playing at home ice is more than enough for the Sabres to assert their mastery over the Senators who on the flipside are playing the second night of a back-to-back. Buffalo will go on a goal spree on this game while limiting the Senators from engaging into a high-scoring match. Easy choice to go for the home team in this game. 

Score Prediction: Sabres 5, Senators 2.