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Vegas Golden Knights vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction & Betting Tips 12/15/2023

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Vegas Golden Knights vs Buffalo Sabres 12/15/2023:
  • Take the Golden Knights on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Sabres (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Vegas Golden Knights vs Buffalo Sabres Preview

Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Sabres and Golden Knights. The game is starting at 10:00 ET on MSG-, and it’s hosted by the Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Get ready to place your bets!

The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 6 goals, with the Golden Knights being the favored team playing at home against the Sabres. Check out BetCoco for Vegas Golden Knights – Buffalo Sabres odds

Vegas Golden Knights vs Buffalo Sabres Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The last ten head-to-head matchups between then Golden Knights and Sabres have gone in favor of the Golden Knights, putting together a record of 6-4. Going back to the last five head-to-head games between the Golden Knights and Sabres, the over/under record in these games is 2-2-1 with a combined average of 5 goals per contest.

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Buffalo has an puck line record of 1-2 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Across their last five home contests, Vegas has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 4-1. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 4 goals per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Golden Knights have an puck line record of 5-0 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 4-1.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Sabres have a straight up record of 6-4. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 3-7.

Vegas Golden Knights vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction

Going into the game against Vegas, the Sabres hold a 12-15-3 record. They have a 5-3-1 record when favored and 7-12-2 as underdogs. On the road, they have gone 6-8-2 this season and are 6-7-1 at home.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Sabres are averaging 2.8 goals per game this season, putting them in the 21st spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 12th in the league. Buffalo’s offense comes into the game ranked 26th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 20th in the NHL.

Goalie Devon Levi gets the start and has made 11 starts this season. His record at this point is 5-4, and his save percentage is 0.5555555555555556%.

The Golden Knights are set to face Buffalo with a 20-5-5 record. Their track record as favorites is 15-5-4, while they maintain 5-0-1 when considered underdogs. For away games this season, they have a 9-3-3 record, while they are 11-2-2 when playing at home.

Offensively, the Golden Knights come into the game at 3.4 goals per contest placing 5th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 3rd position in the league. This season, the Golden Knights are 11-5 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 8-0 record.

Heading into this matchup vs. Buffalo, goalie Logan Thompson has started 15 games in this season. His current record is 9-3, and his save percentage stands at 0.7111111111111111%.

Coming in as 1.5 goal favorites, our projections have the Golden Knights picking up a 4-3 win.

Vegas Golden Knights vs Buffalo Sabres Betting Tips

  • Take the Golden Knights on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Sabres (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Vegas Golden Knights Injury Report

  • Alec Martinez – Lower Body – Out
  • Shea Theodore – Upper Body – Out
  • Robin Lehner – Hip – Out
  • Adin Hill – Lower Body – Questionable
  • Kaedan Korczak – Lower Body – Questionable
  • Daniil Miromanov – Lower Body – Out

Buffalo Sabres Injury Report

  • Zemgus Girgensons – Lower Body – Out
  • Jeff Skinner – Upper Body – Out
  • Jordan Greenway – Upper Body – Out
  • Jack Quinn – Achilles – Out

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