Sabres vs. Capitals Prediction
Two of the top three NHL teams in terms of points will do battle tonight as the Buffalo Sabres play at the Washington Capitals. Can Buffalo register a road victory as the underdogs?
Friday, November 1, 2019
Capital One Arena at 7:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Capitals are a -175 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Sabres are a +155 underdog, while the total is set at 6.5 goals. As of Friday morning, 59 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Buffalo. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Sabres fall in shootout
Buffalo lost 3-2 Monday night in a shootout against Arizona to drop to 9-2-2 on the season. The Sabres lost the shootout by a count of 1-0. Jack Eichel put Buffalo on the board first with a power play goal 3:31 in assisted by Jeff Skinner and Sam Reinhart. Skinner made it 2-0 with 8:44 remaining in the first period as Marcus Johansson and Vladimir Sobotka assisted. The Coyotes drew within 2-1 late in the first and scored the equalizer in the second period. Carter Hutton registered 42 saves on 44 shots in the defeat.
Caps top Leafs in OT
Washington downed host Toronto 4-3 in overtime Tuesday night as Alex Ovechkin scored the game-winner on the power play with one minute left in the extra session. Dmitry Orlov and Jakub Vrana assisted on the goal. In the first period, John Carlson evened it at 1-1 at the 9:13 mark with Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom assisting. Carlson gave the Caps a 2-1 lead with 12:01 remaining in the second period on a power play goal assisted by Ovechkin and Backstrom. The Maple Leafs scored the next two goals, but Ovechkin evened it up at 3-3 with 15:50 remaining in the third on a goal that drew assists from T.J. Oshie and Backstrom. Braden Holtby secured 28 saves on 31 shots in the win.
NHL Betting Trends
The Sabres are 4-0 in their last four games as an underdog. Buffalo is 22-8 in its last 30 games overall.
The Capitals are 6-1 in their last seven games overall. Washington is 38-14 in its last 52 Friday games.
Washington is having a fantastic season so far and has been almost unstoppable offensively. They have veterans who have been there and done that. They probably see a threat in Buffalo and will want to make a statement tonight. I'm taking the Capitals to take care of business on their home ice.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON CAPITALS -175