Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction NHL Picks 4/2/24

Buffalo Sabres (35-35-5) vs Washington Capitals (36-27-10)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 7:00 pm (KeyBank Center)

Betting Odds: Buffalo Sabres -102 / Washington Capitals -122 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Capitals vs Sabres betting prediction for this NHL showdown on Tuesday, April 2nd at the KeyBank Center. We will take a look at: 

-The Washington Capitals recent form and recent player performance

-The Buffalo Sabres recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Capitals and Sabres. 

Capitals Have Lost Two Straight

The Capitals are suddenly struggling, and they have lost two games in a row. In the last game against the Boston Bruins, they were competitive, but they ended up losing 3-2 in a shootout. John Carlson scored a goal. The Capitals on the season are averaging 2.69 goals, while their defense is giving up 3.11 goals per game. The offense is ranked 27th in the league, while the defense is ranked 19th. Dylan Storme has scored 25 goals and added 36 assists so far this season. 

Sabres Were Shutout In Last Game

The Sabres in the last game were shut out against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The defense gave up three goals and the offense didn’t get on the board. Two games ago against the New Jersey Devils, the Sabres were competitive, but they ended up losing by three goals. The Sabres are averaging 2.95 goals, while their defense is giving up 3.01 goals per game. Rasmus Dahlin has scored 17 goals and added 36 assists so far this season. 

Buffalo Sabres Player Prop Facts

  • John-Jason Peterka has scored at least one goal in four of the Sabres' last five games.
  • Alex Tuch has recorded at least one assist in seven of the Sabres' last eight games.
  • Alex Tuch has recorded at least one point in seven of the Sabres' last eight games.
  • Rasmus Dahlin ranks 1st in the Atlantic Division for average time on ice (25:35) this season.

Washington Capitals Player Prop Facts

  • T.J. Oshie has recorded an assist in each of his last four appearances at KeyBank Center.
  • Alex Ovechkin has scored a goal in four of the Capitals' last five games at KeyBank Center.
  • T.J. Oshie has recorded at least one point in 10 of his last 11 appearances against the Sabres.
  • John Carlson ranks 1st in the Eastern Conference for average time on ice (25:45) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Buffalo Sabres rank 29th in the league in power play percentage this season (15.64%).
  • The Buffalo Sabres rank 32nd in the league for Period 1 goals allowed per game this season (1.20).
  • The Washington Capitals rank 27th in the league for goals per game this season (2.70).
  • The Washington Capitals rank 31st in the league for shots per game this season (26.7).

Capitals vs Sabres Betting Prediction

Both of these teams are going to really struggle to get the offense going here. The Capitals' offense is averaging only 2.69 goals per game and the Sabres are averaging only 2.95 goals per game. In the last game, the Sabres failed to score any goals, and that could happen again here. Both of the teams are going to struggle to score even one goal, and this game is going to stay under the total.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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