Red Wings vs Sabres - Prediction NHL Picks 3/12/24

Buffalo Sabres (30-30-5) vs Detroit Red Wings (33-25-6)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 7:00 pm (KeyBank Center)

Betting Odds: Buffalo Sabres -122 / Detroit Red Wings -102 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Red Wings vs Sabres betting prediction for this NHL showdown on Tuesday, March 12th at the KeyBank Center. We will take a look at: 

- The Detroit Red Wings recent form and recent player performance

- The Buffalo Sabres recent form and recent player performance

- A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Red Wings and Sabres. 

Red Wings Have Lost Five Games in a Row

The Red Wings are really struggling and they have lost five games in a row. In the last game against the Vegas Golden Knights, the Red Wings scored three goals, but the defense gave up five goals and that led to the defeat.The Red Wings are averaging 3.42 goals while their defense is giving up 3.29 goals per game. Dylan Larkin has scored 26 goals and added 28 assists so far this season. The Red Wings will meet the Coyotes after this one.

Sabres Coming off Impressive Win

The Sabres haven’t been great this season, but they are coming off a victory on Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers. It took a shootout, but the Sabres were able to secure the 3-2 victory. The Sabres are averaging 2.87 goals while their defense is giving up 2.98 goals per game. The offense is ranked 24th in the league while the defense is ranked 13th. Rasmus Dahlin has scored 15th in the league while the defense is ranked 32nd. 

Buffalo Sabres Player Prop Facts

  • Jeff Skinner has scored a goal in each of his last five appearances with the Sabres as favorites against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Jeff Skinner has recorded at least one point in each of his last six appearances with the Sabres as favorites against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Rasmus Dahlin has recorded at least one assist in seven of the Sabres' last eight games as favorites against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Rasmus Dahlin ranks 1st in the Eastern Conference for average time on ice (25:52) this season.

Detroit Red Wings Player Prop Facts

  • Dylan Larkin has scored at least one goal in seven of his last nine appearances at KeyBank Center.
  • David Perron has recorded at least one point in 12 of his last 13 appearances against the Sabres.
  • Andrew Copp has recorded an assist in each of his four previous appearances in night games at KeyBank Center.
  • J.T. Compher has the equal-most Shorthanded Goals for the Red Wings this season (2).

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Buffalo Sabres rank 26th in the league in power play percentage this season (16.94%).
  • The Buffalo Sabres rank 32nd in the league for Period 1 goals allowed per game this season (1.18).
  • The Detroit Red Wings rank 6th in the league for goals per game this season (3.42).
  • The Detroit Red Wings are one of only three teams to win 5+ games when trailing after Period 2 this season.

Red Wings vs Sabres Betting Prediction

The Red Wings are struggling heading into this game, while the Sabres are a team that has had issues most of the season. In this game the Red Wings are going to struggle to score here, and the Sabres defense is going to step up again. I don’t think the Sabres are going to find a lot of offensive success either, though, and that is going to be the difference here. Back the under to cash here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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