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Detroit Red Wings vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction & Betting Tips 4/7/2024

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Detroit Red Wings vs Buffalo Sabres 4/7/24
  • Take the Red Wings on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Sabres (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

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Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Sabres and Red Wings. The game is starting at 1:00 ET on TNT, and it’s hosted by the Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI. Get ready to place your bets!

This Atlantic division matchup has an over/under of 6.5 goals, and the Red Wings are favored by -1.5 at home vs. the Sabres. Check out BetCoco for Detroit Red Wings – Buffalo Sabres odds

Detroit Red Wings vs Buffalo Sabres Head-to-Head and Key Stats

When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Red Wings have the leg up at 2-1. The Red Wings also had the edge vs. the puck line in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 7 goals per game leading to an over/under record of 2-1.

  • In their last five road games, Buffalo has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 3-2.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Red Wings have a straight up record of 6-4 while going 6-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Red Wings have a straight up record of 1-4 and an puck line mark of 4-1.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Buffalo has an puck line mark of 4-6 while going 6-4 straight up.

Detroit Red Wings vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction

Buffalo enters tonight’s game with a record of 37-35-5, putting them in 12th place in the Eastern Conference and 6th place in the Atlantic Division. On the road this season, the Sabres have gone 17-16-4, and they have won two straight games. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, Buffalo has gone 22-24 this season.

Over their last ten games, the Sabres have gone 5-5, and they have gone 3-2 over their last five games. As the underdog this season, Buffalo has gone 20-24-4, and they have gone 2-1 in their last three games.

When looking at their offense, the Sabres have an average of 3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 21st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 13th in the league. Buffalo’s offense comes into the game ranked 30th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 21st in the NHL.

Entering the game, goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has started 47 games this season. His current record stands at 26-20, and his save percentage is 0.885%.

At home this season, the Red Wings have gone 21-12-5 and are 15-5-4 when favored. Overall, they are 37-31-8 and sit in 11th place in the Eastern Conference. Against teams from the East, Detroit has gone 21-23.

Over their last ten games, the Red Wings are 4-6 and have lost four of their last five games. In their last three games, Detroit has gone 1-2. For the season, they have been the underdog in 52 of their 76 games and have gone 22-26-4 in those games.

On the offensive side, the Red Wings are scoring an 3.3 goals per game this season, ranking 11th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 26th in the league. Detroit’s offense is currently ranked 6th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 13th in the league.

Goalie Alex Lyon gets the start and has made 39 starts this season. His record at this point is 19-17, and his save percentage is 0.77%.

Coming in as 1.5 goal favorites, our projections have the Red Wings picking up a 4-3 win.

Detroit Red Wings vs Buffalo Sabres Betting Tips

  • Take the Red Wings on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Sabres (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Detroit Red Wings Injury Report

  • Olli Määttä – Upper Body – Questionable
  • Ville Husso – Lower Body – Out
  • Michael Rasmussen – Undisclosed – Out

Buffalo Sabres Injury Report

  • Jordan Greenway – Upper Body – Questionable
  • Mattias Samuelsson – Upper Body – Out

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