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Red Wings vs Sabres Hockey Game Preview

Detroit Red Wings

Buffalo Sabres
37-27-14 April 08, 2014, 07:00 PM | First Niagara Center 21-48-9

First Niagara Center hosts an NHL battle between the Buffalo Sabres and the visiting Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.

The Red Wings will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 37-27-14 this season, while the Sabres are 21-48-9. Detroit is 34-37-7 against the total, while Buffalo is 27-38-13 versus the number.View Detroit Red Wings vs Buffalo Sabres Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Red Wings listed earlier today as favorites of -191 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 5-rated Red Wings taking on the No. 30-rated Sabres in this contest.

In their last action, Detroit was a 5-3 loser on the road against the Canadiens. Bettors on Montreal at -143 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Buffalo lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Flyers on April 6. Bettors who backed the Flyers at -255 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 30-ranked offense (1.92 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.85 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 14.57% rate while the Red Wings have a 83.39% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Red Wings at Sabres trends to consider:
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Buffalo
Buffalo is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Buffalo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Buffalo's last 7 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, April 9th
Buffalo at New York, Thursday, April 10th