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Sabres vs. Capitals Betting Odds, Free Picks, and Predictions - 7:07 PM ET (Wed, Nov 22, 2023)

The Buffalo Sabres take on the Washington Capitals in NHL Hockey action on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. Puck drop is set for 7:07 PM ET.

Thinking about betting on this game? You've found the right article! We at CapperTek have all the latest sports betting tools and information to help put you on the correct side of the betting action for this match-up.

Sabres vs. Capitals Game Details and Betting Odds

Away Team: Buffalo Sabres (Underdog)
Home Team: Washington Capitals (Favorite)
Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Time: 7:07 PM ET
League: National Hockey League (NHL)

Buffalo Sabres Moneyline: +112
Washington Capitals Moneyline: -128

Buffalo Sabres Puck Line: +1.5 (-227)
Washington Capitals Puck Line: -1.5 (+195)

Game Total Goals: 6.5 (Over -102 / Under -115)

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A Deeper Look Inside the Betting Numbers

We here at CapperTek provide in-depth betting trends for both the Buffalo Sabres and the Washington Capitals, but let's take a deeper look inside some of the betting numbers for this match-up right now.

First let's take a look at the away team and +112 betting underdogs, the Buffalo Sabres.

In their last 10 games, the Sabres have a Straight Up record of 5 wins, 5 losses and an active Straight Up streak of 1 win in a row. Also in their last 10 games, the Sabres have an Against-the-Spread record of 5 wins, 5 losses and an active Against-the-Spread streak of 1 loss in a row. The Game Total Goals results for Sabres games have a record of 2 overs, 7 unders, 1 push in their last 10 games with an active streak of 2 unders in a row.

Now let's take a look at the home team and -128 betting favorites, the Washington Capitals.

In their last 10 games, the Capitals have a Straight Up record of 8 wins, 2 losses and an active Straight Up streak of 4 wins in a row. Also in their last 10 games, the Capitals have an Against-the-Spread record of 6 wins, 4 losses and an active Against-the-Spread streak of 1 loss in a row. The Game Total Goals results for Capitals games have a record of 3 overs, 7 unders in their last 10 games with an active streak of 1 over in a row.

If you want more detailed betting information for this match-up such as the trends or steaks broken down into Home vs. Away splits, or Favorite vs. Underdog splits, make sure to check out the Sabres vs. Capitals Trend Finder directly.

Who's Going to Win This Game? Our Prediction

We pride ourselves here at CapperTek on providing our users with the most advanced machine learning artificial intelligence to simulate game outcomes using algorithms we have custom designed over 10+ years of research and development.

Based on our simulation of the Sabres vs. Capitals NHL game, we have the Washington Capitals beating the Buffalo Sabres with a simulated final score of: Buffalo Sabres [4] - Washington Capitals [5]

Sometimes our game simulations change, like if there's a major line movement, drastic shift in the odds, or if there's a key injury, etc. To make sure you have the latest and most accurate simulation, you can run the Sabres vs. Capitals Simulation directly. Also after the Sabres vs. Capitals game is finished, you can re-run the simulation and check out how the simulated final result did compared to the actual final result.

What Should I Bet On? Our Free Picks

Now let's get down to the real reason you're here, who or what should you bet on in the Sabres vs. Capitals NHL match-up? Based on the simulated prediction and results for this match-up above, we here at CapperTek suggest you make the following bets:

Free Moneyline Pick: Capitals -128

Free Puck Line Pick: Sabres +1.5 (-227)

Free Total Pick: Over 6.5 (-102)

We hope our free picks and predictions help you out if you're wagering on the Buffalo Sabres vs. Washington Capitals NHL Hockey match-up. Our betting tips are based on detailed analytics and wagering intelligence to provide you the best possible plays. Our goal is to provide valuable sports betting information to gamblers and help put them on the right side of the action.

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The Washington Capitals are one of the NHL's hottest teams. Their penalty kill is a big reason why

Tue, Nov 21, 2023
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The Washington Capitals are one of the NHL's hottest teams. Their penalty kill is a big reason why

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - The vibes around the Washington Capitals are immaculate right now, with the wins finally flowing after a rough start. They're just not coming the way anyone expected.

Alex Ovechkin has scored just five times, the team's once-feared power play is last in the NHL and only the lowly San Jose Sharks have fewer goals. Yet the Capitals have won four in a row and eight of their past 10 games.

"We're going into each game expecting to win," top center and leading goal-scorer Dylan Strome said. "This group is just finding ways to win, and we're kind of believing in ourselves more and more."

That belief and a surprising run to second place in the Metropolitan Division comes from a combination of strong goaltending, timely scoring and young players producing. But the biggest factor in this run has been Washington's penalty kill that's a perfect 23 of 23 over this span.

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The Capitals haven't allowed an opponent to score a power-play goal since Oct. 24.

"It's just repetition," penalty-killing forward Beck Malenstyn said. "The penalty kill is huge for that: being able to put yourself in similar scenarios over and over again and understanding what works and what doesn't work. ... The more you see, the more you can make those adjustments and read and react."

When first-year coach Spencer Carbery watches his PK from the bench, he sees each player reacting the same way every time when the puck moves around the ice.

"That tells you that they're just so dialed in with being on the same page with their reads and where the next person needs to pressure, where they go, I move here, he moves there - and it's moving seamlessly," Carbery said. "It just looks like everybody's on the same page from a structure standpoint."

Carbery and goalie Charlie Lindgren credit assistant coach Scott Allen's preparation, in particular pre-scouting opponents and noticing tendencies. Having an idea what opposing power plays are going to do has allowed forwards to be aggressive in passing lanes to break up opportunities.

"A power play, it's the five best players on the ice for the opposing team, and I think our guys have been doing a really good job at just disrupting them, making it hard for them, not giving them much time and space," Lindgren said.

Not taxing penalty killers has helped: The Capitals are the third-least penalized team in hockey.

It also doesn't hurt that the goaltending has been dependable and at times outstanding. Lindgren ranks third in the league in goals saved above expected, according to MoneyPuck.com.

Keeping the puck out of their own net has been essential, given the Capitals have scored just 2.47 goals a game. The biggest area of concern offensively has been the power play, which is 3 for 43 this season - a 7% conversion rate and 0 for its past 23.

"We're just searching right now for something that clicks for us," winger T.J. Oshie said. "I think work ethic and simplicity is going to be the key factor to us getting out of this little rut that we're in."

Oshie, who has just one point in 15 games, said the absence of longtime power-play mainstay Nicklas Backstrom is playing a role. Backstrom stepped away from the team because of a lingering hip injury that hampered him, and Washington is struggling to adjust without his calming presence.

Still, a power play with Ovechkin parked in his trademark spot in the faceoff circle should be responsible for a bigger output. The league's career leader in power-play goals has just one this season among his three with a goalie in net, due in large part to opponents game-planning to shut him down.

"Maybe we have to reset and re-learn how other teams are going to play the big man and where the other opportunities are going to be," Oshie said.

With some more tweaks, the Capitals power play could easily go from a weakness to a strength, and the underlying analytics are positive. According to Natural Stat Trick, their expected goals on the power play are 13 - a difference of 10 from reality - and point to some bad luck that might be on the verge of turning around.

"If we can get that extra goal support, obviously that would be important," Strome said. "I feel like power play's kind of the last piece of the puzzle that really hasn't got going since the start of the year."

Putting the full puzzle together would allow Washington to stay in the playoff race into the second half of the season, something that looked unlikely after opening the season with four losses in five games. That feels like a distant memory now, and yet players believe there's still better hockey in front of the Capitals that could allow them to sustain this success.

"It's nice to be getting these wins," Oshie said. "There's still a level or two where we need to get to, but we've got a good foundation right now to fall back on."


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