Buffalo Sabres vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 29 (12/29): NHL

Buffalo Sabres vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 29 (12/29): NHL

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Sabres money line -145
Sabres spread -1.5 (+160)
Red Wings  money line -125
Red Wings spread +1.5 (-185)
Over / under 6

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Buffalo Sabres Detroit Red Wings
Record 13-5-5 11-5-4
Road / home record 6-3-2 7-2-2
Streak W3 W4
Goals per game 3.00 3.25
Goals allowed per game 2.57 3.00
Shots per game 30.5 29.0
Shots allowed per game 28.5 31.2
PP % 24.6% 23.10%
PK % 28.22% 10.80%
Over / under record 8-15 10-10
 

Preview

The Buffalo Sabres continue on the road and will visit the Little Caesars Arena on Monday night. These teams faced each other 4 times last season and the Sabres won the 4 games.

 

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres get here with a 7-3 record after beating 6-3 the Pittsburgh Penguins. Alex Tuch scored with 9:26 left, Victor Oloffson, Tage Thompson, JJ Peterka and Kyle Okposo also scored for Buffalo. Eric Comrie made 18 saves.

Rasmus Dahlin led the Sabres with 6 total assists and has 6 goals. Tage Thompson has six goals and 12 assists over the last 10 games for Buffalo.

In their last 10 games the Sabres are 7-3, averaging 4 goals, 5.8 assists, 3.1 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with an .889 save percentage.

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings have won 4 games in a row and are 7-2-2 at home ranking 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They have a 1-2-1 record versus the Atlantic Division. The Red Wings are 7-2-2 when they have less penalties than their opponent.

Dominik Kubalik has nine goals and 12 assists for the Red Wings. David Perron has one goal and eight assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Red Wings are 6-1-3, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.9 assists, three penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Buffalo are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.

Buffalo are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games against Detroit.

Buffalo are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

Buffalo are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games.

Detroit are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 12 games against Buffalo.

 

Prediction

The Sabres have been playing great lately and have scored 4 goals per game in their last 2 matches. Buffalo is 5-0 in their last 5 games on the road and have dominated the Red Wings beating them in 7 straight meetings. The Red Wings are on a hot streak as they have won 4 games in a row scoring an average of goals per game on that strecht. With both offenses on fire I think the best play is the over.

PICK: Over 6 (-110) 

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