Sabres vs. Capitals: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Tuesday will feature an NHL contest between the home favorite Buffalo Sabres (35-35-5, -135 on the moneyline to win) and the Washington Capitals (36-27-10, +114 moneyline odds) at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN+, MSG-B, and MNMT.

The Sabres matchup with the Capitals can be watched on ESPN+, MSG-B, and MNMT, so tune in to take in the action.

Sabres vs. Capitals Game Info & Odds

  • When: Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+, MSG-B, and MNMT
  • Where: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York
  • TV Channel: ESPN+, MSG-B, and MNMT
  • Favorite: Sabres (-135)
  • Underdog: Capitals (+114)
  • Over/under: 6

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Sabres and Capitals Betting Trends

  • Buffalo’s games this season have gone over this matchup’s total of 6 goals 37 times.
  • Washington has played 38 games this season that ended with more than 6 goals.
  • These two teams score a combined 5.6 goals per game, 0.4 fewer than this game’s over/under.
  • Opponents of these two teams average 6.1 goals per game combined, 0.1 more than this game’sgame’s total.
  • The Sabres have won 16 of their 27 games when favored on the moneyline this season (59.3%).
  • The Capitals have been an underdog in 55 games this season, and won 22 (40.0%).

Sabres Stats & Insights

  • The Sabres offense’s 221 total goals (3.0 per game) rank 20th in the NHL.
  • On defense, the Sabres have allowed 226 goals (3.0 per game) to rank 16th in league action.
  • The team is ranked 17th in goal differential at -5.
  • The Sabres shoot 9.4% as a team, ranked 26th-best in the league.
  • The Sabres have shut out opponents five times, averaging 18.3 hits and 14.7 blocked shots per game this season.
  • In the past 10 games, the Sabres have gone 5-5-0 (75.0% of possible points).
  • They are scoring at a 3.4 goals-per-game average (34 total) over that time.
  • Defensively, the Sabres have given up 29 goals (2.9 per game) in those 10 matchups.

Capitals Stats & Insights

  • The Capitals have the league’s 27th-ranked scoring offense (197 total goals, 2.7 per game).
  • The Capitals’ 227 total goals given up (3.1 per game) rank 17th in the NHL.
  • They have a -30 goal differential, which ranks 27th in the league.
  • The 10.1% shooting percentage the Capitals have amassed ranks 14th in the league.
  • The Capitals have six shutout wins this season.
  • In their last 10 matchups, the Capitals are 6-3-1 to earn 75.0% of the possible points.
  • They have put up 30 goals during that stretch.
  • Defensively, the Capitals have allowed 34 goals (3.4 per game) in those 10 matchups.

Sabres Key Players to Watch

  • Rasmus Dahlin is one of Buffalo’s leading contributors with 53 points. He has 17 goals and 36 assists this season.
  • Alex Tuch is another leading option for Buffalo with 51 points (0.7 per game), scoring 19 goals and adding 32 assists.
  • Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has a record of 24-20-3. He has conceded 117 goals (2.6 goals against average) and recorded 1180 saves with a .910 save percentage (24th in the league).

Sabres Player Props

  • Rasmus Dahlin Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -160, Under Odds: +124)
  • Rasmus Dahlin Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -115, Under Odds: -115)
  • Alex Tuch Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -160, Under Odds: +124)
  • Alex Tuch Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: +124, Under Odds: -160)
  • Tage Thompson Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -175, Under Odds: +135)
  • Tage Thompson Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: +150, Under Odds: -195)

Capitals Key Players to Watch

  • Dylan Strome has scored 25 goals (0.3 per game) and put up 36 assists (0.5 per game), taking 2.1 shots per game and shooting 16.7%. That makes him among the leaders for Washington with 61 total points (0.8 per game).
  • Alexander Ovechkin’s 58 points this season, including 26 goals and 32 assists, make him one of the top offensive threats for Washington.
  • Charlie Lindgren’s record stands at 21-13-6 on the season, giving up 108 goals (2.7 goals against average) and compiling 1111 saves with a .911 save percentage (21st in the league).

Capitals Player Props

  • Dylan Strome Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -140, Under Odds: +110)
  • Dylan Strome Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: +140, Under Odds: -180)
  • Alexander Ovechkin Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -200, Under Odds: +154)
  • Alexander Ovechkin Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: +124, Under Odds: -160)
  • John Carlson Points Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -135, Under Odds: +105)
  • John Carlson Assists Prop: 0.50 (Over Odds: -105, Under Odds: -125)

Sabres vs. Capitals Injuries

  • Sabres: Mattias Samuelsson: Upper Body (Out For Season), Jordan Greenway: Upper Body (Questionable), Lukas Rousek: Face (Questionable)
  • Capitals: Nicklas Backstrom: Hip (Out), T.J. Oshie: Upper Body (Questionable), Ethan Bear: Personal (Out), Rasmus Sandin: Lower Body (Questionable)

Sabres vs. Capitals Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Capitals (+1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (6)

  • Score Prediction:
    Sabres 4 – Capitals 2

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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