Buffalo Sabres vs. Detroit Red Wings - 2/6/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Detroit Red Wings (12-38-4) at Buffalo Sabres (23-23-7)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm (KeyBank Center)
The Line: Buffalo Sabres -220 / Detroit Red Wings +197 --- Over/Under: 6
The Detroit Red Wings and Buffalo Sabres meet Thursday in NHL action at the KeyBank Center.
The Detroit Red Wings need a win to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 14.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Bertuzzi leads Detroit with 17 goals, Dylan Larkin has 24 assists and Anthony Mantha has 95 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 72.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up 86 goals on 741 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 80 goals on 867 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 13 games.
The Buffalo Sabres need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 19.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Jack Eichel leads Buffalo with 31 goals, Rasmus Dahlin has 27 assists and Sam Reinhart has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 74.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hutton has given up 65 goals on 595 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has allowed 89 goals on 1,031 shots. The Buffalo Sabres have allowed three or more goals in five of their last 10 games.
The Red Wings are 14-37 in their last 51 games playing on 2 days rest, 13-41 in their last 54 road games and 9-23 in their last 32 Thursday games. The Sabres are 16-35 in their last 51 vs. Eastern Conference, 30-77 in their last 107 Thursday games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Red Wings last 4 overall. The under is 3-0-2 in Sabres last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Red Wings are 13-5 in the last 18 meetings in Buffalo and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings. The road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The favorite is 25-10 in the last 35 meetings. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Buffalo.
The Buffalo Sabres have issues of their own obviously, but nothing measures up to what the Detroit Red Wings are going through and the fact they're head and shoulders the least profitable team in the sport this season. The Buffalo Sabres hav also won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Red Wings and the last three matches have been decided by a combined score of 14-2. There's only one way to go here and that's taking the Sabres on the PL.