Buffalo Sabres vs. Detroit Red Wings - 11/2/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (6-2-2) at Buffalo Sabres (2-8-1)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm (First Niagara Center)
The Line: Buffalo Sabres +208 / Detroit Red Wings -230 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TVA, FSN-DET, MSG-BUF
The Detroit Red Wings and Buffalo Sabres play Sunday afternoon at the First Niagara Center.
The Detroit Red Wings have won three of their last four games and are in the thick of the Atlantic race. The Red Wings are getting the job done with terrific defense, as they’re allowing just two goals per game and have the best power play killing percentage in the league at 94.1 percent. The Red Wings haven’t allowed a power play goal in eight of their 10 games. The Detroit Red Wings have also won seven of their last 10 games when allowing three or less goals. Jonas Gustavsson has allowed three goals on 46 shots and Jimmy Howard has allowed 16 goals on 226 shots faced. Offensively, Gustav Nyquist leads Detroit with seven goals, Henrik Zetterberg has 11 assists and Justin Abdelkader has 26 shots on goal.
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The Buffalo Sabres have lost seven of their last eight games, including a loss Saturday to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Sabres have been brutal on both sides of the ice especially offense where they’ve scored just two goals in their last three games. The Sabres have been shutout in three of their last five games and have scored two or less goals in eight straight contests. Tyler Ennis leads Buffalo with four goals, Drew Stafford has five assists and Chris Stewart has 30 shots on goal. Defensively, Michal Neuvirth has allowed 13 goals on 134 shots and Jhonas Enroth has allowed 27 goals on 288 shots faced. The Buffalo Sabres power play killing is about the only thing they do right, but they have allowed at least one power play goal in three of their last five games.
The Red Wings are 2-8 in their last 10 Sunday games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Sabres are 17-35 in their last 52 games playing on 0 days rest and 16-36 in their last 52 home games. The Red Wings are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Buffalo and 20-3-1 in the last 24 meetings overall.
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