Free Tuesday Hockey Play

On December 13, 2016, in Free Picks, NHL, by Stephen

Sabres plus $1.05 hosting Kings

The Los Angeles Kings didn’t practice Monday. The reason being they’re heading out for a seven-game, 12-day road swing starting today in Buffalo.

Obviously the Kings would like to set the right tone for their long trip with a victory against the Sabres. History says no. So does their road record.

The last time the Kings defeated the Sabres in Buffalo was 2003. The Sabres have won seven home games in a row against Los Angeles. Going back all the way to 1992-93, the Sabres are 13-1-1 against the Kings in Buffalo.

LA has done the job at home going 10-4-1. However, the Kings are 4-7-1 on the road. This is their first away game in 12 days. They are 6-14 during their past 20 away contests going back to last season.

Buffalo has been home for a week. The Sabres were able to practice on Monday unlike the Kings. The Sabres are rested and ready having last played on Friday.

The Sabres are a defensive club ranking 11th in fewest goals given up per game. They do have a top-five power play, though, and emerging star Jack Eichel is back from a high ankle sprain to give them more offensive credibility.


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