Sabres Vs Senators: NHL Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – February 17, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on February 16, 2022

The Buffalo Sabres (off a win in their most recent game) and the Ottawa Senators (off a loss) will meet on Thursday at KeyBank Center in Buffalo. The latest betting lines reveal that the Senators are +110 on the moneyline and the Sabres are -130 to win this matchup. This contest has an over/under set at 6 goals.

The betting trends in the article below reflect odds as of February 17, 2022 at 5:12 PM ET. Head to the table below for the latest lines for this outing and get up to $1,000 Risk Free Bet at FanDuel today!

Sabres Vs Senators Betting Odds

Injury Report as of February 17

Sabres: Colin Miller: Out (Lower Body), Zemgus Girgensons: Out (Lower Body), Malcolm Subban: Out (Upper Body), Vinnie Hinostroza: Out (Lower Body), Will Butcher: Out (Lower Body), Drake Caggiula: Out (Upper Body), Casey Mittelstadt: Doubtful (Upper Body), Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Out (Lower Body), Jack Quinn: Out (Lower Body)

Senators: Thomas Chabot: Probable (Upper Body), Matt Murray: Out (Undisclosed), Anton Forsberg: Questionable (Illness), Scott Sabourin: Out (Finger), Colin White: Out (Shoulder), Josh Norris: Out (Shoulder), Drake Batherson: Out (Ankle), Shane Pinto: Out (Shoulder)

Computer Picks

Moneyline Pick Sabres
Total Pick Over (6)
Spread Pick Senators (+1.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Sabres Vs Senators Team Stats

Sabres Avg. (Rank) Senators Avg. (Rank)
2.71 (23rd) Goals Scored 2.7 (24th)
3.46 (26th) Goals Allowed 3.24 (23rd)
29.2 (25th) Shots 29.9 (20th)
34.6 (31st) Shots Allowed 33.8 (27th)

Sabres Key Players

Name GP GOALS ASST PTS SHOTS PP GOALS PLUS/MINUS
Jeff Skinner 46 20 14 34 144 5 -6
Tage Thompson 44 16 18 34 138 5 -6
Rasmus Dahlin 47 8 23 31 101 2 -12
Kyle Okposo 43 10 16 26 106 4 -8
Dylan Cozens 45 11 13 24 86 1 -12

Senators Key Players

Name GP GOALS ASST PTS SHOTS PP GOALS PLUS/MINUS
Brady Tkachuk 43 15 22 37 151 4 -1
Drake Batherson 31 13 20 33 74 2 +3
Joshua Norris 36 18 7 25 92 7 -3
Connor Brown 32 7 17 24 56 0 -5
Thomas Chabot 45 3 21 24 127 0 +1

Betting Trends

  • The Sabres have been listed as a moneyline favorite just two other times so far this season, and went 2-0 in those games.
  • The Sabres have a 56.5% chance to win this matchup based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • The Senators have won 15, or 34.9%, of the 43 games they have played as an underdog this season.
  • The moneyline set in this outing implies a 47.6% chance of victory for the Senators.
  • Buffalo’s 48 matches this season have finished above this game’s total of 6 goals 25 times.
  • Ottawa has combined with its opponent to score more than 6 goals in 19 of 46 games this season.
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