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Red Wings Odds Open as Moneyline Underdog vs Sabres

Detroit pays a visit to Buffalo on Friday, hoping to shut down the Sabres snipers in hockey action at KeyBank Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Buffalo sat as -127 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 2.8-2.7 win for the Sabres on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Detroit Red Wings vs Buffalo Sabres Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Buffalo Sabres sport a record of 17-18-9 heading into this matchup, while the Detroit Red Wings sit at 20-19-6 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 18-22-4 for the Sabres and 21-18-6 for the Red Wings. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs Detroit injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 21-ranked Buffalo Sabres and the No. 27-rated Detroit Red Wings in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Buffalo Sabres No. 26-ranked offense (2.36 goals per game) against a Detroit Red Wings defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.93 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 22.14% rate while the Red Wings have a 81.2% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit won its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Bruins on January 18. Bettors who backed the Red Wings at +129 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Buffalo lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Maple Leafs on January 17. Bettors who backed the Maple Leafs at -198 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit's last 13 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Buffalo is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games
  • Buffalo is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to New York, Sunday, January 22nd
Buffalo at Montreal, Saturday, January 21st