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Red Wings look for easy victory vs stagnant Sabres

The Detroit Red Wings will look to keep the good vibes rolling when they host the Buffalo Sabres at Little Caesars Arena tonight. The Wings throttled the Flames on Wednesday 8-2 and now host a Sabres team that is 2-6 SU in their last eight games. Detroit opened as -155 favorites and make a solid case to stomp Buffalo.

  • The Sabres are 3-11 SU in their last 14 games on the road. ​
  • Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last five games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit’s last 11 games.

The Red Wings will be licking their chops to face this version of the Sabres. Buffalo is currently ranked in the bottom three in both goals scored (2.44) and goals allowed (3.61) and are dead-last in the East standings. They’ve also been a terrible road team this season as they’re 3-9 SU away from Keybank Center. So, why can’t we totally write off the Sabres in this matchup? Well, Buffalo is 3-0 SU in their last three games versus Detroit and the Wings are 2-4 SU in their last six games at home.

The total opened at 5.5 in this matchup and it’s shaping up for an UNDER for bettors. The total has gone UNDER in the Sabres' last three games against the Red Wings and the total has gone UNDER in eight of the Red Wings' last nine games vs divisional opponents. Place a wager on the UNDER in this one.

Buffalo Sabres vs Detroit Red Wings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Detroit Red Wings are 9-8-2 overall while the Buffalo Sabres are 5-9-4. As for the totals, Detroit is 9-10 on the OU, and Buffalo is 9-7-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Buffalo injuries news.

The Sabres - Red Wings odds would favor the Red Wings if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 21 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Buffalo is at No. 30.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Detroit Red Wings No. 16-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Buffalo Sabres defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.61 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 23.73% rate while the Sabres have a 81.13% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Buffalo was a 5-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Penguins. They lost as +210 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

Detroit won its last outing, a 8-2 result against the Flames on November 15. Bettors who backed the Red Wings at -104 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Buffalo is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games
  • Detroit is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo home to Carolina, Saturday, November 18th
Detroit home to Colorado, Sunday, November 19th