Golden Knights vs Sabres Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/15

Golden Knights vs Sabres Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/15

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Preview: Buffalo Sabres vs. Vegas Golden Knights 

Introduction

Get ready for an action-packed game as the Buffalo Sabres take on the Vegas Golden Knights. Check out the detailed preview, including player statistics, recent team performances, and a prediction for the game scheduled on December 15, 2023, at 8:00 PM.

 

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres, with a record of 12-15-3, face the Vegas Golden Knights, who are 20-5-5.

Goaltender Duel:

The Sabres have Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (6 wins, 2.99 GA/G, .901 SV%), while the Golden Knights boast Laurent Brossoit (9 wins, 2.39 GA/G, .915 SV%) and Adin Hill (10 wins, 1.87 GA/G, .935 SV%).

 

Game Information

The game is set at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV, on December 15, 2023, at 8:00 PM. Vegas is favored with a -210 money line, and the over/under is set at 6.5 goals.

 

Scoring Leaders

Key players to watch include Rasmus Dahlin for the Sabres and Jack Eichel for the Golden Knights. Dahlin leads with 24 points and 7 goals, while Eichel boasts 33 points and 12 goals.

 

Injury Report

The Sabres have several players listed on the injury report, including Jeff Skinner, Jordan Greenway, Mattias Samuelsson, Alex Tuch, and Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen. For the Golden Knights, Adin Hill is out until December 19, Kaedan Korczak is out until December 17, and Michael Amadio is day-to-day with an expected return date of December 14.

 

Team Stats

Let's compare the team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PIM PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
Buffalo Sabres 2.83 3.33 30.3 29.7 280 12 13.6 18 81.1 2 0
Vegas Golden Knights 3.37 2.40 32.5 29.4 245 25 22.7 11 87.2 4 0

 

Recent Performances

Review the last 5 games for both teams:

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres recently lost to Colorado (12/13) but secured wins against Arizona (12/11) and Boston (12/7).

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights are coming off an overtime win against Calgary (12/12) and victories against San Jose (12/10) and Dallas (12/9).

 

Prediction

Considering the offensive capabilities of both teams and the over/under set at 6.5 goals, this matchup is likely to be high-scoring. Both teams have demonstrated the ability to find the back of the net, and with some key players in good form, an entertaining game with goals aplenty is expected.

Pick: Over 6.5 Goals

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