Golden Knights vs Sabres - Prediction NHL Picks 3/2/24

Buffalo Sabres (28-28-4) vs Vegas Golden Knights (33-20-7)

Game Info: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 7:00 pm (KeyBank Center)

Betting Odds: Buffalo Sabres +115 / Vegas Golden Knights -143 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Vegas Golden Knights and Buffalo Sabres face off on Saturday in an NHL showdown at the KeyBank Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Golden Knights vs Sabres prediction.

Golden Knights Look to Bounce Back

The Golden Knights in the last game faced off against the Boston Bruins and they scored four goals but the defense gave up five goals. Adin Hill started in goal, and he saved 27 of the 32 shots that he faced. The Golden Knights are averaging 3.2 goals, while their defense is giving up 2.83 goals per game. The offense is ranked 14th in the league, while the defense is ranked 10th. Mark Stone is having a huge season and he has scored 16 goals and added another 37 assists so far this season. 

Sabres Continue Going to Overtime

The Sabres have had each of their last three games go to overtime. In the last game, the Sabres faced off against the Tampa Bay Lightning and they scored three goals and they ended up winning in overtime. Rasmus Dahilin had a strong game, scoring a goal and adding an assist. The Sabres are averaging 2.88 goals while their defense is giving up 2.98 goals per game. The offense is ranked 24th in the league while the defense is ranked 13th. Rasmus Dahlin has scored 15 goals and added 31 assists. 

Buffalo Sabres Player Prop Facts

  • Jordan Greenway has scored at least one goal in five of the Sabres' last six games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Dylan Cozens has recorded at least one assist in each of the Sabres' last five games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Dylan Cozens has recorded at least one point in seven of the Sabres' last eight games as underdogs against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Rasmus Dahlin ranks 1st in the Atlantic Division for average time on ice (25:47) this season.

Vegas Golden Knights Player Prop Facts

  • Michael Amadio has scored a goal in four of the Golden Knights' last five games as favorites.
  • Shea Theodore has recorded at least one assist in each of the Golden Knights' last five games.
  • Jack Eichel has recorded at least one point in 15 of his last 16 appearances with the Golden Knights as favorites against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Jonathan Marchessault ranks T1st in the Western Conference for shootout goals (3) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Buffalo Sabres rank 27th in the league in power play percentage this season (16.09%).
  • The Buffalo Sabres rank 32nd in the league for Period 1 goals allowed per game this season (1.20).
  • The Vegas Golden Knights rank T3rd in the league in short handed goals allowed this season (4).
  • The Vegas Golden Knights rank 28th in the league in penalty minutes this season (462).

Golden Knights vs Sabres Betting Prediction

The Golden Knights are giving up only 283 goals per game, and their defense is going to step up in this game. The Sabres are averaging 2.83 goals per game and their offense is going to struggle to get going against Vegas here. Look for Vegas to only need to score three goals to get the job done. It might not be the prettiest game, but Vegas will win this game. Back the Golden Knights on the money line. 

Shane’s Pick Vegas Golden Knights -143

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