Buffalo Sabres vs Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks & Predictions 10/25/2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
Little Ceasars Arena
Little Ceasars Arena is the site where Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wings (3-7-0, 7th in the Atlantic Division) will play the Buffalo Sabres (8-1-1, 1st in the Atlantic Division) on Friday. The line on this matchup has the Sabres coming in at -120 and the Red Wings are at +109. The over/under is set at 6. The Sabres are covering 77.8% of the time, having gone 7-2 SU. Detroit is covering 30.0% of the time, going 3-7 straight up.
0 The man in net for Buffalo is Carter Hutton from Savonlinna, Finland. He is 34 years old and has totaled 364 mins protecting the goal for the season. Hutton is giving up 1.65 GAA which has him placed 1st in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the NHL. During this season, he has surrendered 10 goals. He has a save % of .943 which has him placed 2nd in the Eastern Conference.
The Buffalo Sabres had a good night with a 4 - 3 victory over the San Jose Sharks the last time they stepped on the ice. The Sabres had a good offensive outing and it showed in the win. In this game, they scored on 4 out of the 29 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 4 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal out of those attempts. Buffalo racked up 4 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Sabres sat at 32 and the Corsi against was 40 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 44.4%. Their Fenwick was 27 and the Fenwick against was 31, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 46.6%. They earned 21 face-off wins and lost 19 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 39.1% and they had a PDO of 102.0 in this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the San Jose Sharks tallied 28 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 8 penalty minutes and they tallied 2 power play attempts.
currently have a total of In net for Detroit is Jimmy Howard who is having a tough campaign by surrendering 3.88 goals per game and that has him ranked 24th in the East and 42nd in the NHL. In the 294 minutes he has been on the ice, he's allowed 19 goals. His save % is .898, which has him placed 18th in the East and 32nd in the NHL.
The Detroit Red Wings went up against the Ottawa Senators in an outing where the Red Wings ended up losing by a score of 5 - 2. In this game, Detroit had a 46.8% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 36 while the opposition had a Corsi of 41. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 46.7% with a Fenwick of 28 and the Senators finishing with a 32 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Detroit played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They had a PDO at even strength of 92.9 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 54.3%. The Red Wings notched 2 goals of the 36 shots on goal they tried. They had 5 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Senators had 2 power play attempts but didn't put the puck in goal. Detroit allowed 38 shots on goal and the Senators racked up a total of 10 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Buffalo (-120)
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