Red Wings vs Sabres Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/11/2020
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Buffalo Sabres
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+113) Sabres (-125)
KeyBank Center is the site where Carter Hutton and the Buffalo Sabres (24-24-8, 6th in the Atlantic Division) will take on the Detroit Red Wings (14-39-4, 8th in the Atlantic Division) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has the Red Wings priced at +113 and the Sabres are at -125. The total opens at 6. The Red Wings are covering 21.8% of the time, having gone 12-43 SU. Buffalo covers 41.8% of the time, going 23-32 straight up.
The Detroit Red Wings come into the game with a record of 14 victories and 39 defeats, putting them at 8th in the Atlantic Division. So far this year, they have earned a total of 116 goals which puts them at 16th in the East and 31st in the league. Their goal differential is -96, putting them at 31st in the league. The Red Wings currently have a total of 32 pts, which puts them at 31st in the league and 16th in the East. in respect to shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 1,561 which puts them at 16th in the conference and 31st in the league. As a unit, Detroit has obtained a total of 1,186 hits which has them averaging 20.8 per contest. They currently have a total of 629 blocks for the year. The man protecting the net for Detroit is Jonathan Bernier from Pori, Finland. He is 31 years old and has totaled 1,786 mins defending the net for the campaign. Bernier is giving up 2.82 goals against average which places him at 16th among East goalies and 27th in the NHL among goalies. Over the course of this year, he's allowed 84 goals. He's earned a save % of .911 which places him at 14th among East goalies.
The Detroit Red Wings were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 1 win against the Boston Bruins their last time out. The Red Wings had an average offensive output in this victory. For this matchup, they converted 3 of the 20 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 3 power play opportunities and were able to net 1 goal out of those opportunities. Detroit had a total of 8 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Red Wings sat at 38 and the Corsi against was 55 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 40.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 28 while the Fenwick against sat at 44, which means they had a rate of 38.9%. They took 17 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 18 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 31.6% and they had a PDO of 107.8 for this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Boston Bruins tallied a total of 40 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 6 penalty mins and they had 4 power play chances.
The Sabres will be the team across the ice and for the season they have 24 victories and 24 defeats. In the matter of goal differential, they are ranked 13th in the conference and 24th in the league with -16. They currently have a total of 158 goals for the year which has them sitting at 11th in the Eastern Conference. Buffalo has a team save % of .900 which has them 19th in the league, meaning there should be some chances to score. They have a shooting percentage of 9.6% ranking them 10th in the East. In net for Buffalo is Carter Hutton who is having a tough season by surrendering 3.24 goals per game and that has him 27th in the East and 56th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,242 mins he has been on the ice this season, he has given up 67 goals. He's earned a save % of .894, which has him sitting 28th in the East and 58th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Buffalo Sabres faced off against the Anaheim Ducks in a matchup where the Sabres ended up taking the loss by a final of 3 - 2. For this outing, Buffalo went home with a 59.3% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 54 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 37. Their Fenwick rate came in at 55.4% by earning a Fenwick of 41 and the Ducks earning a 33 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Buffalo had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. They had a PDO at even strength of 91.3 and their oZS percentage was 58.3%. The Sabres netted 2 goals of the 33 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play attempts in this game and were able to notch 1 out of those attempts. As for the opposition, the Ducks had 1 power play opportunity but didn't put the puck in goal. Buffalo gave up 28 shots on goal and the Ducks ended up with a total of 4 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo (-125)
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