Kings vs. Sabres - 2/27/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Sabres (24-30-7) at Los Angeles Kings (36-20-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 11:00 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -240 / Buffalo Sabres +192 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSGB, FSWHD
The Buffalo Sabres and Los Angeles Kings square off Saturday night at the STAPLES Center.
The Buffalo Sabres look for another win after splitting their last eight games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 19.9 percent of their power plays. Sam Reinhart leads Buffalo with 18 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 32 assists and Jack Eichel has 175 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 82.5 percent of their power play chances. Chad Johnson has allowed 76 goals on 906 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has given up 46 goals on 541 shots. Johnson has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Los Angeles Kings look for consistency after splitting their last 20 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 24 goals, Anze Kopitar has 34 assists and Jeff Carter has 170 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 81.9 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 104 goals on 1,328 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 24 goals on 324 shots. Quick has allowed three goals in his last three games.
The Sabres are 16-50 in their last 66 games playing on 0 days rest and 17-41 in their last 58 vs. Western Conference. The Kings are 17-8 in their last 25 home games and 2-7 in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. The Sabres are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Los Angeles and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings overall.
Even though the Sabres won a road game Friday, you guys know I don't back that team on the road at all. The percentages just don't add up, especially on the end of a back to back. Give me the Kings to win this game on their home ice.