Kings vs Sabres Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 2/13/23
Buffalo Sabres (26-21-4) vs. Los Angeles Kings (29-18-7)
February 13, 2023 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -161 / Buffalo Sabres +130; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Buffalo Sabres and Los Angeles Kings meet Monday in NHL action at the crypto.com Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Buffalo Sabres Betting Preview
The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 25.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Tage Thompson leads Buffalo with 35 goals, Rasmus Dahlin has 42 assists and Alex Tuch has 149 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 73.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has given up 77 goals on 731 shots faced, and Craig Anderson has given up 45 goals on 552 shots.
The Los Angeles Kings Betting Preview
The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 24 percent of their power play opportunities. Adrian Kempe leads Los Angeles with 26 goals, Kevin Fiala has 37 assists and Viktor Arvidsson has 120 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 74.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 87 goals on 731 shots faced, and Pheonix Copley has allowed 55 goals on 558 shots.
Sabres vs Kings Trends
The Sabres are 119-246 in their last 365 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Kings are 4-1 in their last 5 Monday games and 24-9 in their last 33 vs. Atlantic. The under is 4-0 in Sabres last 4 Monday games. The over is 4-1 in Kings last 5 overall. The Sabres are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Los Angeles and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The home team is 24-7 in the last 31 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Buffalo Sabres have been fade material on the road these last few years, and they’re just not consistent enough this season for that to change. The Los Angeles Kings have played their best hockey on their home ice, and they’re slightly more trustworthy on the defensive side. I’d prefer this line to be slightly cheaper, but it’s Kings or pass for me here.