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Buffalo Sabres vs Detroit Red Wings Betting Matchup Report

Detroit Red WingsBuffalo Sabres
Dec 2, 7:30 PM | First Niagara Center

Detroit Red Wings vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

15-7-1TEAM RECORD13-10-1

Hockey bettors look for value at First Niagara Center on Friday as host Buffalo battles the Detroit Red Wings in hockey odds action.

The Sabres are 13-10-1 so far on the season. The Red Wings, meanwhile, are 15-7-1. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Buffalo go 12-11-1 and the Red Wings go 10-13 on the totals.

View Detroit vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Sabres as +105 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Sabres at No. 10 and the Red Wings at No. 5 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game, against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.2 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 18.4% while the Red Wings defense kills off 80.2% of their penalties.

The Red Wings were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -175 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 2-1 loser at home against the Islanders. Bettors on New York at +150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Edmonton are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing NY Islanders are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Red Wings at Sabres trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Buffalo
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 8 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Colorado, Sunday, December 4
Buffalo at Nashville, Saturday, December 3

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