Detroit Red Wings vs. Buffalo Sabres - 12/1/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Sabres (10-12-2) at Detroit Red Wings (12-8-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Joe Louis Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings -180 / Buffalo Sabres +162 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSGB, FSDT, TVA
The Buffalo Sabres and Detroit Red Wings square off Tuesday night at the Joe Louis Arena.
The Buffalo Sabres hope for a road victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.3 percent of their power plays. Ryan O'Reilly leads Buffalo with eight goals, Rasmus Ristolainen has 10 assists and Jack Eichel has 80 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 75.4 percent of their power play chances. Chad Johnson has allowed 35 goals on 401 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has given up 22 goals on 263 shots. Johnson has allowed two goals in his last three games. Tyler Ennis is out with an upper-body injury.
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The Detroit Red Wings could use a home victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 15.8 percent of their power plays. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 10 goals, Henrik Zetterberg has 16 assists and Tomas Tatar has 52 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 85 percent of their power play chances. Petr Mrazek has allowed 29 goals on 425 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 26 goals on 301 shots. Mrazek has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Sabres are 17-36 in their last 53 games following a win and 19-65 in their last 84 road games. The Red Wings are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-1 in their last 6 Tuesday games. The Sabres are 1-13 in the last 14 meetings in Detroit and 4-23-1 in the last 28 meetings overall.
The Sabres are an automatic fade for me on the road and have been forever. That doeesn't change here when you consider Buffalo has one win in its last 14 trips to Detroit. Red Wings should get the W here, so the chalk isn't that big of a deal in this spot.