Ottawa vs Buffalo: prediction for the NHL game
The Senators square off against the Sabres in the National Hockey League on January 26. What to expect from this game? Look out for our prediction in the article below.
Ottawa are one of the main outsiders in the league. This season, the Senators rarely earn points at home and on their travels. On average, they concede 3 to 4 goals per game.
The Senators lost three games in a row to Buffalo (1:3), Pittsburgh (4:6) and Washington (2:3 OT). After that, the Senators managed to beat Columbus away with a score of 2:1.
Buffalo are the outsiders, too. They have earned 6 points more than their hosts and sit just above them in the table. Recently, however, the Sabres managed to record two victories.
After beating Ottawa, they lost to Dallas (4:5), and in the last match celebrated success over Philadelphia (6:3). Don Granato's men aren't a great away team - they won only 4 games in regulation away from home.
On average, the Sabres concede more than 3 goals in away games.
In 3 out of 5 games between the clubs, fewer than two goals were scored in the first period.
We consider Ottawa the favourites in the upcoming fixture. They looked quite interesting in their last outing, despite losing the game. Buffalo have a bad record away from home and we don't think they can win here.
Our prediction - Ottawa to win
Previous head-to-head games were often high-scoring, as both sides have decent attacking lines but aren't reliable on the defensive. We suggest taking the over.
Second bet - total over 5.5 goals