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Los Angeles Kings home to Sabres in hockey betting action

Buffalo Sabres

Los Angeles Kings
3-13-1 November 07, 2013, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center 9-6-0

The Buffalo Sabres will look to grab a road win when they take on the Kings in Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Thursday in hockey odds action.

The Sabres will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 3-13-1 this season, while the Kings are 9-6-0. Buffalo is 6-10-1 on the totals; Los Angeles is 7-7-1.

View Buffalo Sabres vs Los Angeles Kings Odds and Stats.

The Kings were listed earlier today as -253 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Kings and the No. 29-ranked Sabres, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 5-4 winner on the road against the Sharks. Bettors on Buffalo at +375 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Predators at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Predators at +167 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.87 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 24 at 3.12 goals allowed. The Kings power play is averaging 21.05% while the Sabres defense kills off 84.21% of their penalties.

Next up:
Buffalo at Anaheim, Friday, November 8th
Los Angeles at Vancouver, Saturday, November 9th