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Los Angeles Kings vs. Buffalo Sabres - 10/20/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Buffalo Sabres (3-4-0) at Los Angeles Kings (2-4-1)
Date & Time Saturday October 20, 2018, 3:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -180 / Buffalo Sabres +160 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday afternoon NHL action features the Los Angeles Kings hosting the Buffalo Sabres.

The road has been hard on the Buffalo Sabres the past two times out with consecutive defeats after a 5-1 loss at San Jose on Thursday. The Sabres only goal came off the stick of Jake McCabe in the second while Carter Hutton gave up four goals on 38 shots.

Logan Couture led the Sharks offensive charge with a hat trick with Joonas Donskoi and Joe Pavelski joining the scoring column. Brent Burns and Evander Kane posted two assists each while Martin Jones stopped 24 shots to get the win for San Jose.

The Los Angeles Kings hopes for more offense have not materialized with the team scoring four times during a three game skid. Los Angeles comes off of a 7-2 loss to the Islanders with Tyler Toffoli and Jeff Carter scoring on the PP while Jonathan Quick allowed six goals on 29 shots.

Valtteiri Filppula topped the New York scoring spree with a pair of goals while Casey Cizkas, Josh Bailey, Andrew Ladd, Matt Martin and Leo Komarov also lit the lamp. Three players posted two assists and Robin Lehner stopped 28 shots to get the win for the Islanders.

Sabres are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record and under is 6-1 in Sabres last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400 and Sabres are 9-2 in their last 11 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game. Under is 3-0-1 in Kings last 4 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game and under is 3-0-1 in Kings last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and Kings are 0-7 in their last 7 Saturday games. Sabres are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and home team is 20-4 in the last 24 meetings and under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles. 

Neither team is filling me with confidence with goals being scarce so something on the under for an interest…

unde 5.5 // will update

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