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NHL Game Preview - Sabres underdogs vs Kings at Los Angeles

Buffalo SabresLos Angeles Kings
Oct 8, 2:00 PM | O2 World Arena

Buffalo Sabres vs Los Angeles Kings Odds

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The Buffalo Sabres will look to grab a road win when they take on the Kings in Los Angeles at O2 World Arena on Saturday in hockey odds action.

The Kings currently sports a record of 1-0. The Sabres are 1-0. Betting totals have seen the Kings post a 0-0-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Sabres have gone 0-1 against the number.

View Buffalo vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Kings as -115 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Kings, most recently No. 11 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Sabres, who rate a No. 9 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 3 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 14 at 1 goals allowed. The Kings power play is averaging 20% while the Sabres defense kills off 100% of their penalties.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 4-1 winner at home against the Ducks. Bettors on Buffalo at -135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 3-2 winner at home against the Rangers. Bettors on Los Angeles at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Anaheim are 4-4-1
After a win are 6-4

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing NY Rangers are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Sabres at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 7 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Buffalo's last 11 games
Buffalo is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Los Angeles
Buffalo is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Los Angeles' last 7 games when playing Buffalo
Los Angeles is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Los Angeles is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Buffalo

Next up:
Buffalo home to Carolina, Friday, October 14
Los Angeles at New Jersey, Thursday, October 13

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