Vegas Golden Knights vs. Buffalo Sabres - 2/28/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Buffalo Sabres (29-26-8) at Vegas Golden Knights (35-22-8)
NHL Hockey: Friday, February 28, 2020 at 10:00 pm (T-Mobile Arena)
The Line: Vegas Golden Knights -260 / Buffalo Sabres +231 --- Over/Under: 6
The Buffalo Sabres and Vegas Golden Knights meet Friday in NHL action at the T-Mobile Arena.
The Buffalo Sabres look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Jack Eichel leads Buffalo with 35 goals, Rasmus Dahlin has 33 assists and Sam Reinhart has 130 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 74.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hutton has given up 85 goals on 832 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has allowed 89 goals on 1,031 shots. The Buffalo Sabres have allowed three or less goals in 14 of their last 18 games.
The Vegas Golden Knights look to build on their impressive seven-game winning streak. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Vegas with 30 goals, Mark Stone has 42 assists and Reilly Smith has 158 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing three goals per game and are killing 77.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 123 goals on 1,334 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 60 goals on 546 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or more goals in 16 of their last 22 games.
The Sabres are 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog, 14-44 in their last 58 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Golden Knights are 6-0 in their last 6 home games, 5-2 in their last 7 Friday games and 7-0 in their last 7 overall. The under is 5-2 in Sabres last 7 Friday games. The over is 9-4 in Golden Knights last 13 home games. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Buffalo Sabres seem to have returned from the dead and have been a nice back over the last couple of weeks, as they've cashed some nice tickets in the underdog role. The Sabres have also won the last two meetings against Vegas, so you can make a case for the plus money in this spot. The problem is the Vegas Golden Knights have caught fire lately and aren't the team you want to step in front of. Vegas must know that the playoffs are right around the corner, and the Golden Knights have been beating up on teams, averaging 4.1 goals during this seven-game winning streak. Give me the Golden Knights and the PL.