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Buffalo Sabres Face the Detroit Red Wings: NHL Odds and Betting Stats

The Buffalo Sabres will look to grab a road win when they take on the Red Wings in Detroit at Joe Louis Arena on Tuesday in NHL betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Detroit sat as -133 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3-2.4 result in favor of the Sabres today. 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

15-15-4 Detroit battles the Sabres, currently with a 12-13-8 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 14-14-6 for the Red Wings and 11-18-4 for the Sabres. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Buffalo injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Detroit Red Wings at No. 28 and the Buffalo Sabres at No. 22 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Detroit's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 2.44 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.76 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 10.92% while the Sabres defense kills off 74.26% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Buffalo was a 5-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Islanders. They lost as +121 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

Detroit won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Panthers on December 23. Bettors who backed the Red Wings at +152 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Buffalo is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Detroit is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo home to Boston, Thursday, December 29th
Detroit at Ottawa, Thursday, December 29th