Online NHL Betting Likes Sabres’ Upset TuesdayPosted by: Mike Davis
The 2017 online NHL betting continues this Tuesday with a total of 11 different matchups for fans betting hockey online to take full advantage of. One particular matchup worth paying attention to this evening is the pairing between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres are struggling so far this season and are currently tied for last place in the Atlantic Division alongside the Montreal Canadiens. The Golden Knights, the NHL’s newest teams, have actually been finding some modest success this year – to everyone’s surprise. Let’s see what kind of odds NHL sportsbooks are giving Vegas this Tuesday night.
Buffalo Sabres vs. Vegas Golden Knights – Tuesday, October 17th
When: 10:00 pm ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NHL TV
Online NHL Betting Odds:
Buffalo Sabres -1 ½ (+250) 5 ½ (-115) -115
Vegas Golden Knights +1 ½ (-300) 5 ½ (-105) -105
After competing in 6 games this season, the Sabres ride into this evening’s matchup sporting a 1-4-1 record that yields the franchise 3 points on the season. Buffalo is coming off a 33-37-12 season that saw the franchise finish 8th in the Atlantic Division and 15th in the conference, so it’s clear that being last is nothing new for the Sabres. However, there’s still plenty of time for the club to mount a respectable run but the Sabres will need to shake off the losing attitude if they’re to deliver a turnaround. Buffalo last took to the ice this past Sunday when they traveled to Anaheim to take on the Ducks and deliver a crushing 3-1 upset triumph.
To help deliver an upset over Vegas, Buffalo will turn to Jason Pominville. Pominville is Buffalo’s leading point’s scorer with 4 goals and 3 assists to his name. Pominville is also the Sabres’ leading goal earner. Jack Eichel leads the team in assists.
Vegas Golden Knights
The Golden Knights march into this Tuesday night contest sporting a 4-1-0 record that yields the NHL’s newest franchise 8 points in their 1st season. With that tally, Vegas ranks 2nd in the Pacific Division, 1 point shy of tying with the Los Angeles Kings atop the Pacific Division. It’s still too early in the season to crown the Knights the online NHL betting champs but it does seem like Vegas is on course to find an unprecedented amount of success in their debut season.
Vegas is coming off a massive 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins this past Sunday. Beating a storied team like Boston offers a good dose of validation for Vegas, but they’ll still need to go out and get the job done this evening. The Golden Knights will turn to James Neal to get the job done this evening, their leading points’ scorer. Neal is also Vegas’ leading goal-earner, as all 6 of his points come directly off of goals. David Perron is the Golden Knights’ leading assist man so fans can look for him to make an impact tonight.