Next Up: Buffalo Sabres
- Game Day: Thursday, April 13, 2023
- Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Buffalo, New York
- Arena: KeyBank Center
Betting Insights For The Sabres Game
- On average, the Senators put up 3.2 goals in a game (17th in league), and the Sabres concede 3.6 (27th).
- Ottawa is 19th in the NHL in terms of goal differential, at -10.
- The Senators average 12.0 penalty minutes per game, first in the NHL.
Ottawa's Last 10 Games
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Betting Lines And Odds For Senators Vs. Sabres
Recent Meetings With The Sabres
Senators Player Insights
- In 77 games for Ottawa this season, Tim Stutzle has put up 88 total points (first on the team) -- 38 goals and 50 assists.
- Stuetzle has registered 50 assists through 77 games played (first on the team). He has also scored 38 goals.
- Brady Tkachuk has served a team-leading 126 penalty minutes from 39 penalties.
- Cam Talbot is 17-14-2 between the pipes. He has given up 95 goals (2.9 goals against average) while making 840 saves with an .898 save percentage.
- Jakob Chychrun's plus-7 leads Ottawa.
Injuries For Ottawa Vs Buffalo
Senators Player Props
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How to read Senators betting lines
|Moneyline||Spread||Over / Under
|Ottawa Senators||+128||+1.5 (-175)||Over 5.5 (-110)
|Vancouver Canucks||-148||-1.5 (+165)||Under 5.5 (+110)
Here is a rundown of odds and terms you should know when betting on the NHL and the Senators:
Placing a moneyline bet means you are betting straight up on which team will win. The minus (-) sign indicates the favourite and the amount you must bet to win $100. The plus (+) sign indicates the underdog and the amount you win for every $100 bet. Using the moneyline example above, you would need to bet $148 on the favoured Vancouver Canucks to win $100. If you bet on the underdog Sens to win, you would wager $100 to win $128.
Senators spread (puck line)
Spread odds are based on the margin of victory. Because hockey tends to be low scoring, the pre-game spread is usually set at +1.5 or -1.5. Whenever you wager on the puck line, you are betting on the favourite (-1.5) to win by two goals, or the underdog (+1.5) to either lose by one goal or win outright. The numbers in brackets are the odds you use to calculate how much you’d win based on your wager.
Senators over/under (Totals)
Oddsmakers set a combined number of goals that might be scored in the game. You bet whether the total will be under or over that number. The half-goals eliminate any chance of a “push,” or a tie. As with the spread, the numbers in brackets are the odds you use to calculate how much you’d win based on your wager.
More Senators bets
- Futures: These are wagers placed on forthcoming events, not tonight’s game. Some common NHL futures odds include odds to win the Stanley Cup, odds to win a conference title, Hart Trophy award odds, NHL goal scoring leader odds, and more.
- Live betting: In game betting happens when you wager on a game still in progress. Live sportsbook odds adjust throughout the game.
- Parlay: A parlay combines several different wagers. In a parlay bet, every individual bet on the parlay has to come through for the whole parlay to win.
- Props: Prop betting, or propositional betting, allows you to bet on specific players and events within the game that don’t directly affect the game’s final outcome. An example of a popular NHL prop bet is which player will score the game’s first goal.
- Push: A push is a bet where the final result is a tie. In the event of a push, you’ll receive your stake back, not losing any of the money you wagered.
No. 1 Senators betting tip
When you’re making your NHL betting decisions, get to know the goalies. In hockey, starting goaltenders play most of the games throughout the season. A typical team’s roster has two or three goaltenders. Coaches may play a backup goalie to give their starter a rest, but only for the occasional game. You’re most likely to see a backup goalie in the second of back-to-back games.
Teams never like to interrupt a goalie’s hot streak, and coaches won’t bench their star backstop unless they show a downturn in play. You can keep track of how teams’ starting goaltenders are performing by checking out their stat lines, including their win-loss record and save percentage. Ultimately, a goalie’s play often indicates their team’s overall success.
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Senators draft picks
The Sens have a strong history of drafting and developing players. Some of the Sens’ past franchise stars and draftees include beloved former captain Daniel Alfredsson (6th round, 1994), fellow Swede Erik Karlsson (1st round, 2008), Toronto native Jason Spezza (1st round, 2001) and Slovakian winger Marian Hossa (1st round, 1997).
Here’s a list of some of the Senators’ more recent draft picks:
- 2021: Tyler Boucher, LW, USA (1st Round)
- 2020: Tim Stützle, LW, Germany (1st round)
- 2019: Lassi Thomson, D, Finland (1st round)
- 2018: Brady Tkachuk, LW, USA (1st round)
- 2017: Alex Formenton, LW, Canada (2nd round)
- 2017: Drake Batherson, RW, Canada/USA (4th round)
- 2016: Logan Brown, C, USA (1st round)
- 2015: Thomas Chabot, D, Canada (1st round)
Senators franchise leaders
- Games Played: Chris Phillips (1179)
- Goals: Daniel Alfredsson (426)
- Assists: Daniel Alfredsson (682)
- Points: Daniel Alfredsson (1108)
- Penalty Minutes: Chris Neil (2522)
- Power Play Goals: Daniel Alfredsson (131)
- Shots: Daniel Alfredsson (3320)
- Hat Tricks: Daniel Alfredsson (8)
- Goalie Games Played: Craig Anderson (435)
- Goalie Wins: Craig Anderson (202)
- Saves: Craig Anderson (12447)
- Shutouts: Patrick Lalime (30)
Ottawa Senators coaching staff
D.J. Smith was hired as the 14th head coach in Senators’ franchise history on May 23, 2019. Prior to his arrival in Ottawa, Smith spent the previous four seasons as an assistant coach on Mike Babcock’s Toronto Maple Leafs staff. In Smith’s first two seasons, his record with the Sens ended with a record of 48-62-17.
Smith is joined behind the bench by Associate Coach Jack Capuano and Assistants Davis Payne and Bob Jones. Capuano and Payne are both former NHL head coaches, having previously led the New York Islanders and St. Louis Blues, respectively.
Here’s a list of the other members of the Sens coaching staff:
- Goaltending Coach: Pierre Groulx
- Video Coach: Michael King
- Player Development Coach: Shean Donovan
- Player Development Coach: Jesse Winchester
Senators coaching history
Since returning to the NHL in 1992, the Sens have witnessed heavy rotation at head coach. From their first coach (Rick Bowness) to their current man behind the bench (Smith), the franchise has hired 13 different head coaches to date. Here’s a look at the Sens’ team records under the various head coaches:
|Craig Hartsburg||2008-2009 ||17-24-7||N/A
|Bryan Murray||2004-2007 & 2007-2008||107-55-20||18-16