Los Angeles Kings at Buffalo Sabres NHL Picks & Predictions 12/11/2018
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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The Los Angeles Kings head to KeyBank Center to take on the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Kings at +138 and the Sabres at -182.
Los Angeles has a record of 11-18-1 this year. They are 8th in the Pacific Division. They've tallied 67 goals and surrendered 91 goals for a point differential of -24. For the year they have an ATS mark of 11-19-0 and an over/under record of 13-16-0. Buffalo has a record of 17-9-4 this season. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have scored 91 goals and given up 88 for a goal differential of +3. Their record against the spread is 17-13-0 while their over/under mark is 15-14-0.
Valuable Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 11-19-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 13-16-0 against the over/under this season
Important Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 17-13-0 straight up this year
The Buffalo Sabres are 15-14-0 against the over/under this season
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
12/09/18 LW Kyle Clifford Upper Body left last game, is out Monday vs Detroit
12/02/18 LW Ilya Kovalchuk Ankle is out indefinitely
11/26/18 LW Carl Hagelin Lower Body is out indefinitely
11/17/18 C Trevor Lewis Foot is out indefinitely
11/12/18 GO Jack Campbell Knee is out 4-6 weeks
10/03/18 RW Jonny Brodzinski Shoulder IR (10/03)
Key Buffalo Sabres Injuries
12/08/18 GO Carter Hutton Upper Body is questionable Tuesday vs Los Angeles
12/08/18 D Marco Scandella Vertigo is questionable Tuesday vs Los Angeles
12/07/18 D Casey Nelson Upper Body is out indefinitely
12/05/18 D Jake McCabe Upper Body IR (12/05)
10/04/18 C Scott Wilson Leg is out indefinitely
Anze Kopitar has scored 18 total points this year for the Kings. He has 7 goals this season with 63 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 11 assists on the year and averages 22.6 minutes played per contest. Dustin Brown averages 20.9 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by tallying 8 goals on 51 attempts. He has 7 assists, giving him a total of 15 points on the year. Jonathan Quick has 2 wins and 6 losses this season in goal for the Kings. He has 262 shots against him and he's surrendered 28 goals. He's made 234 stops for a save percentage of 89%.
Jack Eichel has 36 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 9 goals this year with 128 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 27 assists on the year and averages 20.1 minutes played per contest. Jeff Skinner averages 17.9 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 23% by scoring 20 goals on 88 attempts. He has 10 assists, giving him a total of 30 points on the year. Carter Hutton has 12 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has 640 shots against him and he's given up 53 goals. He's made 587 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings have 23 total points this year, which is 31st in the NHL. They've scored 67 goals while giving up 91 scores, which has them ranked 31st and 16th respectively. They have had 87 power play chances and scored 13 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That is 28th in the league. The Kings have given up 89 power play opportunities and surrendered 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%, ranking them 29th when short-handed. They average 28 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.01% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sabres are 6th in the league with a total of 38 points this season. They have 17 power play goals on 94 chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 19th in the NHL. They've given up 88 power play opportunities and surrendered 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking 13th overall. As a team, the Sabres are 16th with a total of 91 goals scored while they've given up 88 goals this season, ranking 19th in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.61%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 6th overall in the NHL.
Los Angeles is 20th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.9%, as they've attempted 1,659 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,733 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 48.3% as they have 1,223 attempts while they have given up 1,310 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 23rd in the league. The Kings start possessions in the offensive zone 48.2% of the time, which is 25th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.8% for the season. That is 7th overall in the NHL. They have 958 face-off wins compared to 875 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.3%. That ranks them 3rd in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 673 hits and they have blocked 423 shots from the opposition, putting them 13th overall.
The Sabres are 20th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.2% for the season, which is 11th in the NHL. They have 857 face-off wins compared to 966 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47%. That is 28th in the league. On defense Buffalo has 553 hits and they have blocked 397 shots from the opposition, which is 23rd in the league. Buffalo is 21st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.8% as they've attempted 1,653 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,737 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.2% ranks 18th as they have 1,297 attempts while they have given up 1,340 shots on the defensive end.
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