Senators vs. Sabres Tuesday Prediction

Senators vs. Sabres, 1/28/20 NHL Betting Prediction & Odds

The struggling Senators will visit the Sabres at 7:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday and with Buffalo listed as a sizable moneyline favorite, the total might offer bettors more value. Is the over or the under the play Tuesday night in Buffalo?

Game Snapshot

083 Ottawa Senators (+155) at 084 Buffalo Sabres (-185); o/u 6.5

7:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, January 27, 2020

KeyBank Center

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Public Betting Information

Our NHL Public Betting Information page shows that 82% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Sabres to win on the money line.

Ottawa Senators Fantasy Spin

Anders Nilsson (concussion) is not skating at the moment. It is unclear if Nilsson suffered a setback in early January as he faced shots during practice on New Years Day. "He’s [Nilsson] continuing to go through the rehab he does here," said Ottawa coach D.J. Smith. "At this point he’s not ready to return. Hopefully, this week off will give him some more time and we can get him back. It’s a big hole and he’s played some really good hockey for us, but we wouldn’t have had a look at (Hogberg) if he hadn’t gone out". Until Nilsson is back on the ice, there will be no timetable set for his return to action.

Buffalo Sabres Fantasy Spin

Linus Ullmark allowed just two goals on 37 shots in Saturday's 2-1 road loss against the Nashville Predators. Ullmark was making his 17th start in the past 19 outings for the Sabres, as head coach Ralph Krueger continues to lean heavily on the Swedish backstop since veteran Carter Hutton has been horrific. Despite the loss, Ullmark is 16-13-3 with a 2.70 goals-against average and .914 save percentage. He'll have plenty of time to rest, as the Sabres are off until Jan. 28 against the Ottawa Senators thanks to the All-Star break.

Betting Trends


The Senators are 1-5 in their last six games against the Sabres in Buffalo.


The home team is a perfect 6-0 in the last six meetings between these two teams.

Our Prediction

The under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams in Buffalo and is 18-7-2 in the last 27 meetings between these two teams overall. The under is also 4-1 in the Senators’ last five games overall and has cashed in 12 of their last 16 games when playing on no rest. On the other side, the under is 8-3 in the Sabers’ last 11 games as a favorite and is 6-2 in their last eight games when listed as a home favorite.

Tuesday NHL Prediction: Senators/Sabres UNDER 6.5

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