Betting on today's Kings and Sabres game? Catch the action at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY, as the Sabres hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Kings are favored by -1.5 goals in this non-conference showdown. The game's over/under is currently at 6 goals.

LOS ANGELES KINGS VS BUFFALO SABRES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Buffalo Sabres +1.5

This game will be played at KeyBank Center at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 13th.

WHY BET THE BUFFALO SABRES:

  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Sabres winning this game by a score of 4-2.
  • We like the Sabres on the moneyline (+122)
  • The Sabres are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will Los Angeles Make it Happen on the Road?

Heading into today's game, the Kings are 7th in the Western Conference with a record of 24-15-10. On the road, LA is 15-6-4 this season and they have won two straight games.

Against other Western Conference teams, the Kings have gone 15-11 this year, and in games where they are favored, they are 17-11-7. Over their last ten games, Los Angeles is 4-6, and in their last five games, they have gone 2-3.

Los Angeles has a puck line record of 22-27 this season and is 12-23 against the puck line as the favorite. So far, the Kings have 18 wins by multiple goals and have gone 3-7 against the puck line in their last ten games.

Overall, the Kings' scoring margin is +.5 goals per game, and they have gone 13-12 vs. the puck line on the road. In their last ten road games, the team's puck line record is 3-7.

Games involving Los Angeles have an average of 5.9 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.2. In terms of their over/under performance, the Kings come in with a record of 19-28-2.

In their last three games away from home, the Kings have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team's offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.

The Kings come into the game scoring an average of 3.2 goals per game, putting them 19th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 9th in the league. Coming into the game, the Kings have a 15-12 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 7-2.

Los Angeles will be looking for a good game from Trevor Moore who leads the team in scoring with 21 goals, ranking 36th in the NHL. Moore also comes into the game with 15 assists.

Defensively, the Sabres are currently 27th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.1 shots per game against Buffalo. They also are 13th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Goalie David Rittich comes into the game having made 10 starts this season. So far, his record is 6-1 and he has a save percentage of 0.385%.

No Pressure for Buffalo as Home Dogs

At home this season, the Sabres have gone 11-14-1 and will enter this game as the underdogs. In the Atlantic Division, Buffalo is in 7th place and has gone 7-7 against division opponents. Over their last ten games, the Sabres have gone 5-5 and have lost two straight games. On the year, Buffalo has gone 22-25-4 and has 48 points, which is good for 14th place in the Eastern Conference.

When playing as the underdog, the Sabres have gone 11-17-3 this season. Against teams from the Western Conference, Buffalo has gone 13-18 this year. In their last five games, the Sabres have gone 2-3, and over their last three games, they have gone 1-2. At home, Buffalo has lost three straight games.

Buffalo enters this game with an overall puck line record of 27-24 and a puck line mark of 7-3 over their last ten games. So far, the Sabres have had 17 wins by multiple goals and have dropped 18 games by more than one goal.

As the underdog, Buffalo has a puck line record of 20-11, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is at -0.5 goals per game. Over their last three games, the team's puck line record is 2-1, and their average scoring margin at home is at -0.3 goals per game.

This season, Buffalo's games are averaging 6 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.5. The Sabres currently have an over/under record of 21-28-2.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Los Angeles has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.

When looking at their offense, the Sabres have an average of 2.9 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 24th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 11th in the league. Coming into the game, the Sabres have a 15-16 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 7-9.

Buffalo's leading scorer is JJ Peterka. So far, he has 18 goals which is 52nd in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 16 assists so far.

Defensively, the Sabres come into the season ranked 27th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.1 shots per game against Buffalo. For the season, they are ranked 13th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has started 25 games this season. His current record stands at 12-13, and his save percentage is 0.731%.