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NHL Game Preview - Sabres underdogs vs Red Wings at Detroit

Buffalo SabresDetroit Red Wings
Jan 16, 7:30 PM | Joe Louis Arena

Buffalo Sabres vs Detroit Red Wings Odds

19-20-5TEAM RECORD28-15-1

Buffalo pays a visit to Detroit on Monday, hoping to shut down the Red Wings bats in hockey action at Joe Louis Arena.

Detroit will face the 19-20-5 Sabres. In totals betting, the Red Wings are 19-25 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Sabres are 19-24-1 favoring the OVER.

View Buffalo vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Red Wings as -230 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 4 (Red Wings) and the No. 25 (Sabres) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 3.2 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 22 at 2.9 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 19.6% while the Sabres defense kills off 83.1% of their penalties.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Islanders. Bettors on New York at -125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Detroit won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Blackhawks on January 14. Bettors who backed the Red Wings at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing NY Islanders are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Detroit Red Wings Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Edmonton are 8-2
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Sabres at Red Wings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Buffalo's last 9 games
Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Buffalo
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Buffalo

Next up:
Buffalo at Chicago, Wednesday, January 18
Detroit at Dallas, Tuesday, January 17