Buffalo Sabres vs Detroit Red Wings NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Buffalo Sabres vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction 4/7/2024

The Buffalo Sabres (37-35-5) travel to face off against the Detroit Red Wings (37-31-8) on Sunday, April 7th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and televised on TNT. The Sabres are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Red Wings are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rangers. Puck drop is set for 1:00 ET.

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The Buffalo Sabres Are Coming Off A Win

Buffalo enters this game as the 12th seed in the Eastern Conference and 6th in the Atlantic Division. They have a record of 37-35-5 and have gone 22-24 against other Eastern Conference teams. On the road, the Sabres have gone 17-16-4 this season and have won two straight games.

Over their last 10 games, Buffalo has gone 5-5 and have gone 3-2 over their last five games. For the season, they have been the underdog in 48 of their 77 games, going 20-24-4 in those games. Against teams from the Eastern Conference, Buffalo has gone 10-13 this season.

Buffalo enters the game with a puck line record of 43-34 and 26 multiple-goal wins. The Sabres have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line in their last 10 games and 23-14 vs. the puck line on the road.

So far this season, Buffalo has an average scoring differential of .0 goals per game, and they have gone 32-16 vs. the puck line as the underdog. In their last three games, the Sabres have gone 2-1 vs. the puck line.

Facing the Flyers in their last game, the Sabres won by a score of 4-2. Against the Flyers, the Sabres’ offense netted goals in all three periods. In the game, Buffalo managed to score all four goals at even strength. They concluded with 19 shots on goal and committed 2 turnovers.

Buffalo came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. The game concluded with 6 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under.

The Detroit Red Wings Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Red Wings have a record of 21-12-5, and they have been favored in 24 of their 76 games. In the Eastern Conference, Detroit is in 11th place and fifth in the Atlantic Division. Over their last ten games, the Red Wings have gone 4-6, and they have lost four of their last five games.

So far this season, the Red Wings have gone 37-31-8, and they are 15-5-4 when favored. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they have gone 21-23, and they have gone 11-11 against Atlantic Division opponents. In their last three games, Detroit has gone 1-2.

On the season, the Red Wings have gone 43-33 against the puck line, including 22-16 at home. Detroit’s average scoring margin on the year sits at 0.0 goals per contest.

Over their last ten home games, the Red Wings have gone 6-4 against the puck line and 3-2 in their last five at home. As the favorite, Detroit is just 8-16 vs. the puck line.

Coming off a 4-3 loss at home to the Rangers, the Red Wings are hoping to bounce back today. In the offensive department, the Red Wings notched one goal during the first period and two times in the second period. Of Detroit’s three goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 34 shots on goal and had eight giveaways.

Despite the loss, Detroit did cover the puck line, as they went into the game as the underdog. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.

Buffalo Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Sabres are scoring an 3 goals per game this season, ranking 21st in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 13th in the league. Buffalo’s offense comes into the game ranked 30th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 21st in the NHL.

This season, the Sabres’ have an over/under record of 31-43-3. Throughout the season, they have played 46 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.

Red Wings Offense Breakdown

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Offensively, the Red Wings come into the game at 3.3 goals per contest placing 11th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 26th position in the league. This season, the Red Wings have a 11-8 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 25-22 record.

So far, the Red Wings have an over/under record of 42-34-0. Coming into the game, they have played 42 games that went beyond the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.7 goals per game.

Buffalo Team Defense

Buffalo defense takes on the Red Wings ranked 22nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.1 shots per game against Buffalo. They also are 11th in shutouts, with 5 shutouts.

Detroit Team Defense

Detroit defense takes on the Sabres ranked 5th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 32.4 shots per game against Detroit. They also are 18th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Sabres vs Red Wings Trends

  • Across their last five road contests, Buffalo has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 2-3, while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • The Red Wings are 2-1 puck line in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Red Wings have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 3-0.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Buffalo has an puck line mark of 4-6 while going 6-4 straight up.

Sabres vs Red Wings Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Red Wings to secure a victory over the Sabres at home. With the moneyline currently set at -128, I’m locking in my bet on the Red Wings straight-up.

If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Sabres to cover. Even if the Red Wings manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Sabres should cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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