The Buffalo Sabres and Vegas Golden Knights meet Tuesday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena. The Buffalo Sabres need a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Vegas Golden Knights need a win after losing five of their last eight games.
The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Jeff Skinner leads Buffalo with 16 goals, Rasmus Dahlin has 21 assists and Tage Thompson has 125 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 75.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Dustin Tokarski has given up 45 goals on 468 shots faced, and Aaron Dell has given up 38 goals on 354 shots.
The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 19.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Jonathan Marchessault leads Vegas with 19 goals, Chandler Stephenson has 26 assists and Alex Pietrangelo has 120 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 79.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 87 goals on 953 shots faced, and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 37 goals on 360 shots.
The Sabres are 28-84 in their last 112 road games and 23-61 in their last 84 overall. The Golden Knights are 64-31 in their last 95 games as a favorite and 2-5 in their last 7 home games. The under is 7-2 in Sabres last 9 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Golden Knights last 5 home games. The home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Buffalo Sabres have been fade material for much of the season, and they’ve been dreadful on the road these last few years. The Vegas Golden Knights have been hit or miss as of late, but they’re comfortably the better team here, and they’re usually trustworthy at home. These prices are downright insane, but I’ll lay the PL anyway to shave the price down.