Buffalo Sabres at Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks & Predictions 10/14/2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +140 and the Kings at -196.
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Buffalo has a record of 0-3-1 this season and on the road they have a record of 0-2-0. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 9 goals and given up 18 goals for a point differential of -9. For the season they have an ATS record of 0-4-0 and an over/under record of 2-1-0. Los Angeles is 2-0-1 including 1-0-1 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 9 goals and surrendered 5 for a goal differential of +4. Their record against the spread is 2-1-0 while their over/under record is 1-1-0.
Valuable Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 0-4-0 straight up this year
The Buffalo Sabres are 2-1-0 against the over/under this season
Important Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 2-1-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Key Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/13/17 D Zach Bogosian Lower Body out indefinitely
10/09/17 LW Evan Rodrigues Hand IR
10/08/17 D Justin Falk Calf IR
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/12/17 LW Kyle Clifford Upper Body out indefinitely
10/06/17 RW Marian Gaborik Knee out indefinitely
10/05/17 D Alec Martinez Lower Body IR. (10/05)
Evander Kane has accumulated 6 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 4 goals this year with 27 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 2 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Jason Pominville averages 15.8 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 57% by scoring 4 goals on 7 shots. He has 1 assist, giving him a total of 5 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 0 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has 91 shots against him and he's given up 9 goals. He's made 82 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Dustin Brown has scored 5 total points this year for the Kings. He has 3 goals this season with 13 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 23%. He has a total of 2 assists on the season and averages 19.7 minutes played per game. Anze Kopitar averages 22 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 30% by scoring 3 goals on 10 shots. He has 2 assists, giving him a total of 5 points on the season. Jonathan Quick has 2 wins and 0 losses this year in goal for the Kings. He has 97 shots against him and he's surrendered 5 goals. He's made 92 saves for a save percentage of 95%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sabres have 1 total point this season, which ranks them 31st in the NHL. They are 20th in the league in goals scored with 9 while they've given up 18 goals, ranking them 2nd overall. They have had 16 power play opportunities and have scored 2 goals on those chances for a percentage of 13%. That is 20th in the NHL. The Sabres have allowed 14 power play opportunities and have given up 1 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 93%, putting them 4th in the league when short-handed. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 7.26% for the season. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 87%. That puts them 29th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings are 11th in the NHL with a total of 5 points this year. They've allowed 15 power play opportunities and have given up 1 goal on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 93%. That is 3rd in the NHL. As a team, the Kings are 21st in the league with 9 goals scored while they've given up 5 goals, which is 30th overall. They average 37 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.18%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 95%. That is 2nd in the NHL.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 48.4% as they've tried 217 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 231 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 21st in Corsi percentage. They are 19th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48.7% as they have 170 shots while they've given up 179 attempts on defense. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 52.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.5% for the year. That puts them 12th and 16th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 126 face-off wins as opposed to 134 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.5%. That is 16th overall in the NHL. On defense Buffalo has 94 hits and they've blocked 52 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 16th in the league.
The Kings are 5th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 56.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 43.4% for the season, which is 27th in the NHL. They have 108 face-off wins compared to 102 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.4%. That is 13th in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 65 hits and they have blocked 34 shots from the opposition, which is 28th in the league. Los Angeles is 7th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 54.3% as they've attempted 200 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 168 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 53.3% ranks 8th as they have 153 attempts while they have given up 134 shots on the defensive end.
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