Sabres vs. Red Wings - 1/13/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (22-11-9) at Buffalo Sabres (14-26-3)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm (First Niagara Center)
The Line: Buffalo Sabres +177 / Detroit Red Wings -197 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, MSGB, SNO
The Detroit Red Wings and Buffalo Sabres play Tuesday night at the First Niagara Center.
The Detroit Red Wings have split their last 10 games and continue their lengthy road trip. The Red Wings are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Detroit Red Wings have four power play goals in their last three games and have won eight straight games when scoring at least three goals. Tomas Tatar leads Detroit with 16 goals, Niklas Kronwall has 18 assists and Gustav Nyquist has 97 shots on goal. Defensively, the Red Wings are allowing 2.4 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Jimmy Howard has allowed 65 goals on 812 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has give up 20 goals on 237 shots. The Red Wings have split their last six road games.
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The Buffalo Sabres have lost seven straight games and play their second home game of the month. The Sabres are averaging 1.7 goals per game and have scored four goals in their last three games. The Buffalo Sabres have one power play goal in their last five games and have won five of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals. Zemgus Girgensons leads Buffalo with 11 goals, Tyler Ennis has 15 assists and Matt Moulson has 83 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sabres are allowing 3.4 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Jhonas Enroth has allowed 92 goals on 980 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 49 goals on 540 shots.
The Red Wings are 3-7 in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 3-11 in their last 14 vs. Atlantic. The Sabres are 7-3 in their last 10 home games and 15-40 in their last 55 vs. Eastern Conference. The Red Wings are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Buffalo and 21-4-1 in the last 26 meetings overall.
Are we really going to pay this much chalk with a Red Wings team that has yet to play consistent hockey? Not me. The Sabres have played their best at home and I like them as a value pick.