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Buffalo Sabres vs. Ottawa Senators prediction and pick for Tuesday. Two of the NHL's bottom dwellers face-off tonight in Ottawa and the lack of defensive prowess should lead to the Goal Judge getting a work out.

Buffalo Sabres vs. Ottawa Senators Prediction: The Sabres May be Just What the Senators' Offense Needs

The Ottawa Senators play just their 3rd game in a little under a month tonight when they host the Buffalo Sabres. These division rivals are two of the worst teams in the NHL. Buffalo sits in 6th place in the Atlantic, with an 11-20-7 record and 29 points. Ottawa is in 7th in the Atlantic, with a record of 11-18-2 and 24 points. Due to earlier COVID issues, the Sens have played 7 fewer games than the Sabres. Because of that, the Senators, who have some offensive talent, have not been able to get into a groove this season.

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The Sabres have been a mess this season in what is working out to be another transition year. Defensively, the Sabres are giving up 3.61 goals per game, which is 6th most in the league. Their road penalty kill sits at 79.2% which is 17th in the league. Five on five, the Sabres have given up 90 goals, the 3rd most in the National Hockey League. The Sabres have given up at least 4 goals in 9 of their 18 road games this season. Michael Houser gets the nod for Buffalo in goal. He has a 3.46 goals-against average and a .901 save percentage in 4 career starts, which all came last season.

I mentioned how the Senators have not been able to get into a groove yet due to game postponements, but in their last 2 games, their offense has clicked. Ottawa scored 4 goals in a win at Calgary on January 13th, and they followed that up with a 6-goal performance in a win at Edmonton on Saturday night. Overall on the season, the Senators average 2.79 goals per game. Their home power play is clicking at 22.4% which is 12th in the league. The Senators have only scored 59 five-on-five goals. I think the Senators put the biscuit in the basket often at home tonight.

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PICK: Ottawa Senators TT Over 3.5 @ +100 (Bet $100 to win $100)

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Born and raised in Philadelphia, Tone has been handicapping the four major sports for over twenty years. An NHL enthusiast, Tone’s expertise lies on the ice. He’s excelled and profited finding the right angles on NHL games, particularly with player props, game props, and game totals. A contributor to several gaming sites, you can follow him on Twitter @TonesTakes.


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