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Moneyline Favors the Los Angeles Kings in Battle with the Buffalo Sabres – Betting Odds and Pick

The NHL hockey betting odds menu sees a clash between Los Angeles and Buffalo Sabres on Thursday, with the host Kings trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who back them on the moneyline.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Buffalo Sabres were listed as 197 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Thursday at Bovada.

A 3.6-2.2 result in favor of the Kings is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Buffalo Sabres vs Los Angeles Kings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

33-29-7 Los Angeles battles the Sabres, currently with a 28-30-12 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 20-31-18 for the Kings and 32-31-7 for the Sabres. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Buffalo injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Los Angeles Kings rated this week at No. 4 and the Buffalo Sabres sitting at No. 18.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Los Angeles Kings No. 25-ranked offense (2.48 goals per game) against a Buffalo Sabres defense that ranks No. 23 at 2.96 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 19.4% rate while the Sabres have a 76.21% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Sabres were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Sharks. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at -202 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Coyotes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Coyotes at +237 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Buffalo is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games
  • Buffalo is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Los Angeles is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Los Angeles is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Los Angeles is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Buffalo
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games when playing Buffalo

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo at Anaheim, Friday, March 17th
Los Angeles at Calgary, Sunday, March 19th