The Ottawa Senators will play against the Buffalo Sabres on 16th November at the Canadian Tire Centre, Ontario.
To date, the two teams have played 40 times against each other, out of which the Ottawa Senators have won 20 times, Buffalo Sabres have played 17 times, and three matches have ended in a draw.
Here is a brief round-up of the performance of the two teams to get an idea of what to expect from the upcoming match on Wednesday.
Ottawa Senators Statistics
The Ottawa Senators are ranked 15th in the Eastern Conference with a total of 11 points, having won 5 matches and losing 8. The team has lost eight of the last nine games played. In their previous match against the New York Islanders, the team was +100 underdogs and lost by 4:2.
The Senators’ offence has been good in the season, ranking 9th in the league in terms of goals per game. Brady Tkachuk has taken the lead in the team with 20 points to his credit. The player has recorded at least a point or more in 7 of the last ten games played.
However, Ottawa’s defence and goal-tending have not been as good, placing the team in 25th place in the league. The team has conceded an average of 3.5 goals per game.
Buffalo Sabres Statistics
The Buffalo Sabres are in 14th place in the Eastern Conference, one place above the Senators, with 7 wins and 8 losses in the season. The team has lost five consecutive matches, the latest being against the Boston Bruins on 13th November, where the team lost by 1:3.
At the beginning of the season, the team’s offence was very good, making its average 3.5 goals per game and placing it in 5th place in terms of goals per game. The team has managed to score an average of three goals in six of the last eight games played. Tage Thompson has been the lead scorer with 19 points to his credit and has scored one or more goals in three consecutive games.
While the same cannot be said for the Sabre’s goaltending, the overall defence has displayed a decent performance. The team ranks 24th in terms of goals scored against it.
Ottawa Senators vs. Buffalo Sabres Prediction
The stats clearly reflect Sabre’s struggle in the recent games. The team’s goal-tending has let it down, and it is likely that the defence will also struggle against the Senators’ defence in the upcoming game.
The stats of the previous matches between the two teams also lean in favour of the Ottawa Senators. They may be one spot below the Sabres, but given the recent performance and overall stats, it is highly likely that the Ottawa Senators will take this one.