Detroit Red Wings at Buffalo Sabres - 12/29/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Buffalo Sabres (16-14-2) vs Detroit Red Wings (14-11-7)

Game Info: Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 7:00 pm (KeyBank Center)

Betting Odds: Buffalo Sabres -182 / Detroit Red Wings +146 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Detroit Red Wings and Buffalo Sabres meet Thursday in NHL action at the KeyBank Center. The Detroit Red Wings have lost 6 of their last 8 games. The Buffalo Sabres have won 4 straight games.

The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 12 goals, Fillip Hronek has 18 assists and David Perron has 87 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 77.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ville Husso has given up 62 goals on 703 shots faced, and Alex Nedeljkovic has allowed 35 goals on 292 shots.

The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 3.9 goals per game and are scoring on 29.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Tage Thompson leads Buffalo with 26 goals, Rasmus Dahlin has 27 assists and Jeff Skinner has 93 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 73.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Eric Comrie has given up 38 goals on 336 shots faced, and Craig Anderson has given up 33 goals on 425 shots.

The Red Wings are 31-86 in their last 117 road games and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The Sabres are 3-8 in their last 11 home games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The over is 4-0 in Red Wings last 4 overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Sabres last 6 overall. The Red Wings are 16-7 in the last 23 meetings in Buffalo. The road team is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings. The favorite is 30-12 in the last 42 meetings.

The Detroit Red Wings are coming off a couple of nice wins, but we can't ignore their lack of success long term, and them being on the end of a back to back doesn't help them here. The Buffalo Sabres have quietly won 4 straight games, and they've been beating up on the teams they're supposed to beat up on. This is one of those spots. Give me the Sabres and the PL for max betting value.

Randy’s Pick Buffalo Sabres -1.5

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