Los Angeles Kings vs. Buffalo Sabres Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Tuesday, Feb. 13

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We have your Los Angeles Kings vs. Buffalo Sabres prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Los Angeles Kings hit the road to face the Buffalo Sabres.

The Los Angeles Kings (24-15-10) are set to face off against the Buffalo Sabres (22-25-4) in an exciting NHL matchup. With both teams eager to climb their respective conference standings, this game could be a crucial pivot point in their seasons.

Los Angeles Kings vs. Buffalo Sabres Odds Info

Moneyline: Los Angeles Kings -135 (BetMGM) / Buffalo Sabres +110 (BetMGM)

Puck Line: +1.5 – Los Angeles Kings +172 (FanDuel) / Buffalo Sabres -210 (FanDuel)

Total: 6.0 – -107 (BetRivers) / -114 (BetRivers)

Game Info

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 13

Time: 07:00 PM

Location: KeyBank Center – Buffalo, NY


Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Los Angeles Kings have 15 wins and 10 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Los Angeles Kings have 18 wins and 18 losses.
  • This season, the Los Angeles Kings have hit 20 overs and 29 unders.

Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Buffalo Sabres have 11 wins and 15 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Buffalo Sabres have 10 wins and 21 losses.
  • This season, the Buffalo Sabres have hit 21 overs and 30 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last two seasons, the Buffalo Sabres and the Los Angeles Kings have faced off three times, with the Sabres emerging victorious in two of those encounters. The first meeting took place on December 13, 2022, where Buffalo secured a dominant 6-0 win at home. The subsequent matchups occurred in the 2023-2024 season, with the Kings winning 5-2 at home on February 13, 2023, and the Sabres claiming a 5-3 victory on January 24, 2024, also in Los Angeles. In terms of betting statistics, the Sabres have covered the spread twice, while the Kings have done so once. The over/under betting results show that the total score went over the set line twice and under once. Key statistics from these games reveal that the home team has won twice, and the visiting team once. The favorite, as indicated by the moneyline, won two out of the three games. The Sabres have shown a strong offensive presence, outscoring the Kings with a total of 13 goals to 8 across the three games. The Kings, on the other hand, have been more disciplined, incurring fewer penalty minutes in two out of the three games.

The most recent game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Los Angeles Kings on January 24, 2024, ended with a 5-3 victory for the Sabres. Despite playing away from home, Buffalo overcame a first-period deficit where they trailed 3-1, rallying to score four unanswered goals in the remaining periods. JJ Peterka was a standout performer for the Sabres, netting two goals, while Alex Tuch and Dylan Cozens each contributed a goal in the third period to seal the win. The Sabres’ goaltender, Devon Levi, made an impressive 37 saves on 40 shots, finishing the game with a save percentage of 0.925. The Kings, despite a strong start with a goal from Anze Kopitar and a 3-1 lead in the first period, were unable to maintain their momentum. Their goaltender, Cam Talbot, ended the game with a save percentage of 0.865, allowing five goals on 37 shots. The Sabres struggled on the power play, failing to convert any of their four opportunities, while the Kings capitalized on one of their three chances. Buffalo’s victory was also reflected in the betting statistics, as they were the underdogs with a closing moneyline of +166 but managed to cover the spread and win outright.

Los Angeles Kings vs. Buffalo Sabres Predictions

The Los Angeles Kings hit the road with a two-game winning streak, looking to extend their success against the Buffalo Sabres at the KeyBank Center. The Kings, currently holding a playoff spot in the Western Conference, have shown resilience on the road with a 15-6-4 record. Their offense is led by Adrian Kempe, who tops the team with 44 points, while Trevor Moore leads with 21 goals. Kevin Fiala’s playmaking abilities have been crucial, contributing 30 assists. The Kings’ ability to capitalize on scoring opportunities will be key against a Sabres team that has struggled defensively, ranking low in the conference.

The Sabres, on a two-game losing streak, are looking to turn things around in front of their home crowd. Despite their record, the Sabres have shown they can be a threat offensively, with JJ Peterka leading the team with 18 goals and Casey Mittelstadt setting up plays with 30 assists. However, their inconsistency has been a concern, with a win percentage just below .500. The Sabres will need to tighten up their defense and improve their power play conversion rate to take advantage of a Kings team that has had its own struggles with maintaining leads.

This game features a compelling matchup between the Kings’ goaltending duo and the Sabres’ offensive talents. The Kings’ netminders will need to be on top of their game to contain the Sabres’ scoring threats. On the other side, the Sabres’ goaltender will be tested by the Kings’ high-scoring forwards. Special teams could play a significant role in this contest, with both teams looking to improve their power play and penalty kill percentages. As the teams clash, it will be a battle of the Kings’ road prowess against the Sabres’ desire to protect their home ice and climb out of the bottom of their division.

Los Angeles Kings vs. Buffalo Sabres Pick

The Los Angeles Kings come into this matchup with a stronger overall record and a notable road performance that suggests they have the edge over the Buffalo Sabres. With a 15-6-4 record on the road, the Kings have demonstrated their ability to perform under pressure away from home. The Kings’ offense, led by Adrian Kempe and supported by Trevor Moore and Kevin Fiala, has been consistent, and their ability to capitalize on scoring opportunities will be crucial against a Sabres team that has shown defensive vulnerabilities. Additionally, the Kings’ goaltending duo has been solid, providing the backbone needed to secure wins in tight games.

While the historic head-to-head data shows that the Sabres have had success against the Kings in recent meetings, the current form and trends suggest a different outcome for this game. The Kings are on a two-game winning streak and have been playing well as the favorite this season, which aligns with their status in this matchup. The Sabres, on the other hand, are on a two-game losing streak and have struggled as underdogs. Given the Kings’ strong road record and the Sabres’ inconsistencies, the Los Angeles Kings moneyline bet is the more compelling choice for this game.

The Pick: Los Angeles Kings -135 (BetMGM)

Los Angeles Kings vs. Buffalo Sabres Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Buffalo Sabres

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Jeff Skinner Shots On Goal 2.5 7/10 -145 +114 3.0 2.79