Thursday, October 8, 2015
First Niagara Center
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The Ottawa Senators travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday, October 8, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Senators at -126 and the Sabres at +114. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Erik Karlsson led the Senators last season in points and assists. He tallied 66 points and 45 assists. Mike Hoffman led the team in goals with 27 while Mark Borowiecki led the team in penalty minutes with 107. Andrew Hammond led the team with a 1.79 goals against average.
Tyler Ennis led Buffalo last season in both points and goals. He had 46 points and 20 goals. Matt Moulson led the team in assists with 28 while Nicolas Deslauriers led the team with 71 penalty minutes. Anders Lindback led the team with a 2.79 goals against average.
The Senators are 17-6 in their last 23 games following a win, 12-5 in their last 17 road games and 23-10 in their last 33 overall. They are 7-15 in their last 22 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game, 3-10 in their last 13 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game. The under is 3-1-1 in the Senators last 5 overall, 6-2-1 in their last 9 vs. the Atlantic and 3-1-1 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The under is also 12-5-2 in their last 19 road games and 15-7-1 in their last 23 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game. On the other hand, the over is 11-5-3 in their last 19 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game and 3-1-2 in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
The Sabres are 18-41 in their last 59 home games, 7-19 in their last 26 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game and 17-50 in their last 67 vs. the Eastern Conference. They are 10-41 in their last 51 overall, 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 0-5 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game. The over is 4-0-1 in the Sabres last 5 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game, 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in their last 5 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game.
Head to head, the home team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. However, the Senators are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and 17-8 in the last 25 meetings in Buffalo. The under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings and the over is 18-7-1 in the last 26 meetings in Buffalo.
Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators were 25-15 against the spread
The Ottawa Senators were 38-40-10 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres were 23-51-8 against the spread
The Buffalo Sabres were 37-37-8 against the over/under
Ottawa Senators Injuries
10/06/15 LW Clarke MacArthur Concussion out indefinitely
10/05/15 GO Andrew Hammond Groin out indefinitely
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/07/15 D Bobby Sanguinetti Upper Body out indefinitely
10/07/15 D Brendan Guhle Upper Body out indefinitely
10/06/15 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot "?" Thursday vs. Ottawa
10/06/15 D Zach Bogosian Lower Body out indefinitely
10/05/15 D Josh Gorges Lower Body probable Thursday vs. Ottawa
Guy's Pick: Take Ottawa
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