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Buffalo Sabres vs. Detroit Red Wings - 2/9/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Detroit Red Wings at Buffalo Sabres
Date & Time Saturday February 9, 2019, 1:00 PM (EST)
Location
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, NY
The Line
Buffalo -185 / Detroit +149 / over-under: 5.5
TV Channel
FS-Detroit, MSG+
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NHL | Detroit Red Wings at Buffalo Sabres
Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday NHL action pits the Detroit Red Wings at the Buffalo Sabres.

The Detroit Red Wings look to begin another hot streak after a 4-3 loss to visiting Vegas on Thursday snapped a three game winning streak.

Gustav Nyquist, Michael Rasmussen and Thomas Vanek scored for the Red Wings. Rasmussen assisted and Dylan Larkin logged two helpers but Jimmy Howard gave up four goals on 32 shots to get the loss for Detroit.

Jonathan Marchessault led Vegas with a pair of goals with Brayden McNabb and William Karlsson adding markers. Karlsson logged an assist for the Golden Knights and Marc-Andre Fleury picked up the win with 36 saves.

The Buffalo Sabres have dropped two of three following a 6-5 overtime loss to visiting Carolina on Thursday. Jeff Skinner scored twice for Buffalo with Evan Rodrigues, Jason Pominville and Marco Scandella also lighting the lamp. Rasmus Ristolainen and Sam Reinhart gave the Sabres two assists each while Linus Ullmark allowed six goals on 30 shots.

Red Wings are 7-16 in their last 23 overall and Red Wings are 2-7 in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest and Red Wings are 3-11 in their last 14 vs. Eastern Conference.

Sabres are 3-7 in their last 10 overall and Sabres are 4-13 in their last 17 vs. Eastern Conference and Sabres are 1-4 in their last 5 games as a favorite. 

Red Wings are 12-4 in the last 16 meetings in Buffalo and under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Buffalo.

Buffalo is the better team but I’d avoid `the juice or walk away…

Pick:
Detroit +1

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