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The Vegas Golden Knights must leave sin city to take on the Buffalo Sabres. The Vegas Golden Knights enter this game ranked 14th in the NHL, posting a record of 24-18-6 this season. The Golden Knights have a road record of 10-8-3 this season and enter this game on a three-game losing streak. The Buffalo Sabres are ranked 21st in the NHL with a record of 20-19-7 on the season. The Sabres enter this game 4-6 in their last 10 games and have a home record of 13-6-3 so far. This is going to be a physical game and will most likely be a close one as well.
Vegas Looks To Stay Hot Away from Sin CityThe Vegas Golden Knights enter this game 18th in the NHL in goals scored per game when on the road. Mark Stone has been a stud this season, racking up over 40 points already this year. Stone has used his physicality and speed to open himself up and get separation from opposing defenders. Vegas needs Stone to have a big game today if they want to win on the road.
The Golden Knights enter this game ranked 7th in the NHL in goals allowed per game when on the road. Marc-Andre Fleury has struggled as of late but look for him to have a big game tonight. Fleury will need to tighten up his angles and get across the crease quickly to win this game.
Buffalo Sabres Try to Get a Home WinThe Sabres rank 13th in the NHL in goals allowed per game when at home. Linus Ullmark has been sharp as of late and will need to shine tonight to help lead his team to victory. Look for him to flash the glove and get down to hs butterfly quick tonight.
Buffalo enters this game ranked 10th in the NHL in goals scored per game when at home. Jack Eichel is obviously the key to this team winning games. He is a once in a lifetime talent who has been shining all season long and will continue to do so tonight.
- Sabres are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference.
- Golden Knights are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Atlantic.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
Go with the Sabres in this game. While Vegas is one of the better teams in the NHL, the Buffalo Sabres play at an elite level when at home. The Sabres are 13-6-3 when on home ice, while the Vegas Golden Knights are just 10-8-3 when on the road. Jack Eichel is an absolute monster this season, racking up 51 points this season and will light up the goal horn here tonight. The Golden Knights have been solid so far this season, but Marc-Andre Fleury has been inconsistent this year. This is a problem that the Buffalo Sabres will look to expose in this game, as they roll on.
Prediction: Buffalo Sabres
Full-Game Total Pick
Take the over in this game, as these two teams love to score. The Buffalo Sabres are among the best scoring teams in the NHL when at home, and the Vegas Golden Knights are just as good scoring on the road. Marc-Andre Fleury has not been as good this season for Vegas as he has in the past. Eichel and the company will exploit him in this game tonight. On the other hand, Mark Stone and the Golden Knights will light up Linus Ullmark, not enough to win, but enough to help hit the over in this one.
Prediction: Over 6