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Washington Capitals at Buffalo Sabres 4/9/21 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Buffalo Sabres vs Washington Capitals Odds & Info

Game Buffalo Sabres vs Washington Capitals
Date & Time Friday April 9, 2021, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Keybank Center Keybank Center, Buffalo, USA
Latest odds
WAS -240 ; O/U 5.5
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The Washington Capitals are coming here after playing the Bruins on Thursday night. The game prior to the game on Thursday for Washington was a 1-0 loss to the Islanders. The loss ended up dropping the Capitals to a 25-10-4 record on the year.

The Capitals defense has allowed only 2.97 goals per game. The offense for Washington has managed to get a total of 3.33 goals per game. When it comes to the power play Washington is converting at a clip of 24% on the year and the penalty kill for the Capitals is sitting at 82.9% on the year.

Buffalo is coming in after playing the Devils on Thursday night. The game before the Thursday night game was a 5-3 win over the Devils in the game before the play. The Sabres with the win were able to move up to a 9-23-6 record on the season.

The offense for the Sabres has scored 2.21 goals per game. Defensively the Sabres have given up only 3.39 goals per game. The Buffalo team has ended up converting on the power play at 22.5% on the year. Defensively the Sabres have killed off 79.2% of the power plays.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Capitals are 10-2 in their last 12 vs. a team with a losing record.
  • Capitals are 41-13 in their last 54 Friday games.
  • Sabres are 21-45 in their last 66 Friday games.
  • Sabres are 17-42 in their last 59 overall.

Free NHL Pick:

Over 5.5

The game here will definitely be a good one, but the struggles are real and documented for the Sabres. The Buffalo defense is missing for the most part and the offense for Buffalo has not looked good at all. Look for the Buffalo offense to play good with some good chances here, but the Capitals take advantage of the weaker defense from Buffalo. Final Score Prediction, Washington Capitals win 4-2.

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