Capitals vs. Sabres Monday Prediction
The over/under for Monday night’s matchup between the Capitals and Sabres is sitting at a whopping 6.5 goals but does that mean the over is out of the question for bettors?
035 Washington Capitals (-161) at 036 Buffalo Sabres (+140); o/u 6.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Monday, March 9, 2020
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Public Betting Information
Our NHL Public Betting Information page shows that 71% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Capitals to win on the money line.
Washington Capitals Fantasy Spin
Braden Holtby will start on Monday night against Buffalo. Holtby is coming off a 5-2 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday when he stopped 26 shots. He has a 25-14-5 record this season with a 3.14 goals-against average and .897 save percentage in 47 games played.
Buffalo Sabres Fantasy Spin
Linus Ullmark will start on Monday night against Washington. Ullmark will play for the first time since Jan. 28 when he suffered a lower-body injury against Ottawa. He returned to the lineup on Saturday and served as Carter Hutton's understudy in a 3-1 loss to Philadelphia. Ullmark has a 16-14-3 record this season with a 2.72 GAA and .914 save percentage in 33 appearances
Even though this total is sitting at 6.5, I still like the over. The Capitals have been the most profitable over team in the league this season, cashing the over in 42 of their 66 games on the season. The over is also 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams, is 37-18-1 in the Caps’ last 56 games when they’re favored and is 41-20-1 in their last 62 games overall. On the other side, the over is 3-0-1 in the Sabres’ last four games as a home underdog and is 4-1-1 in their last six games versus Eastern Conference competition.
Monday NHL Prediction: Capitals/Sabres OVER 6.5