Can Red Wings Rebound After Loss To Leafs?
The Buffalo Sabres have seemingly been a bit more competitive of late, but it doesn’t mean enough to those who bet online. They have won two of four and one of the losses was in overtime, but if you’re betting on the team, you’re still only 2-2.
And before that, the team was riding an eight-game losing streak, so they’re definitely hard to trust in the sportsbook. But maybe this four-game stretch is a baby step?
We’ll know more Wednesday when they take on the Detroit Red Wings, a team that just suffered a loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday.
That put an end to their four-game win streak. They’re favored on the NHL betting odds here, but are they the best play to make?
Sabres Desperate To Get Over The Hump
Buffalo just can’t seem to win consistently. One of the reasons they’ve been doing slightly better of late is that they’re allowing fewer goals. Prior to giving up six to Tampa Bay on Monday, they had given up seven in their three previous outings.
Goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen was guilty of giving up the six goals (on just 25 shots) to Tampa Bay and he might get Wednesday off as a result.
Eric Comrie or Craig Anderson could get the start instead. Comrie is 4-7-0 with a 3.62 GAA and a .887 save percentage on the season. Meanwhile, Anderson is 4-4-0, 2.76, .917.
Anderson might give this team the best chance to win these days.
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Detroit Sees Win Streak Get Snapped
Detroit was starting to get rolling before their loss to the Maple Leafs. However, it is a little worrisome that their goaltending was absolutely atrocious in that matchup.
Ville Husso allowed four goals on 13 shots before Alex Nedeljkovic relieved and stopped all 12 he faced. Detroit’s defense played great when it came to limiting shots on the net.
If the Red Wings become a turnstile on the defensive end again, their offense will need to pick it up. Dylan Larkin leads the team with 24 points with at least one point in 11 of his last 14 games.
Sabres vs Red Wings Game Injuries
Sabres vs Red Wings Head-to-Head
The Sabres whooped the Red Wings in their last meeting on Halloween behind three goals and three assists by Tage Thompson.
Sabres vs Red Wings Game Information
- Game: Sabres (9-12-1) vs Red Wings (11-6-4)
- Location: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m. ET
- Sabres vs Red Wings Live stream: NHL.TV
Sabres vs Red Wings Betting Lines
Sabres vs Red Wings Picks & Prediction
The Sabres offer a bit of confidence after they were able to utterly dominate the Red Wings in the previous matchup this season. However, neither team has much momentum after poor outings a few days ago.
The Sabres have been losing quite consistently while the Red Wings started to look like they were pulling it all together until the Toronto loss. And since it’s not a huge price on the Red Wings, they’re the choice for our NHL picks here.
Detroit is -135 in our Vegas NHL lines, offering a chance to win $74 on a $100 wager. Buffalo is listed at +115. This means that if you wager 100 on the Red Wings, there’s a chance to win $115.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Detroit a 57.45% chance to win, with Buffalo at 46.51%.