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Buffalo Sabres Battle vs Detroit Red Wings Highlights NHL Odds Menu

Fans betting on NHL look for value at Joe Louis Arena on Monday as the host Detroit Red Wings battle the Buffalo Sabres in hockey odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Detroit Red Wings in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -182 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Monday's contest. The over-under total was at 5.5 earlier at Bet365.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Red Wings to win this game 3.3-2.4. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Buffalo Sabres vs Detroit Red Wings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Red Wings sport a record of 16-8-6 heading into this matchup, while the Buffalo Sabres sit at 12-15-3 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-14-7 for the Red Wings and 10-11-9 for the Sabres. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Buffalo injuries news.

The Detroit Red Wings sit at No. 16 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Buffalo Sabres sit at a No. 12 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Detroit's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.77 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 18.56% while the Sabres defense kills off 76% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Buffalo was a 2-1 winner in its last match at home against the Kings. They won as favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Devils on December 11. Bettors who backed the Devils at +101 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games
  • Buffalo is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games on the road
  • Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
  • Detroit is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing Buffalo

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo home to New Jersey, Tuesday, December 15th
Detroit home to Vancouver, Friday, December 18th