Detroit Red Wings vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction, 11/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Buffalo Sabres
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
TV: MSG Network
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+205) Sabres (+160)
KeyBank Center is the venue where Craig Anderson and the Buffalo Sabres (5-4-1) will take on the Detroit Red Wings (4-5-2) on Saturday. The Sabres open this game at +160 while the Red Wings are priced at +205. The O/U has been set at 6.
The Red Wings will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5-1 loss to the Bruins their last time out. The Red Wings didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. In the game, they scored on 1 of the 15 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 4 power play opportunities and were able to score 1 goal. Detroit garnered 10 mins in the box in this contest. The Corsi for the Red Wings came in at 30 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 50 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 37.5%. Their Fenwick came in at 23 and the Fenwick Against sat at 43, giving them a Fenwick rate of 34.8%. They earned 15 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 22 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 48.1% and they had a PDO of 96.4 for this one.
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Detroit Red Wings opponents have 40 power play opportunities (3rd in professional hockey) and have tallied 12 goals in those chances. The Red Wings have had 377 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .897. Detroit has attempted 312 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.6%. When playing at even strength, the Red Wings let the opposition score 27 goals while earning 24 on the offensive side of the ice. Detroit has tallied 39 power play chances and they have tallied 6 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 15.38%. For the current season, they have earned 10 points and their points percentage comes in at .455. With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Detroit Red Wings have racked up 30 goals (12th in the league) this year and have given up 39.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Alex Nedeljkovic. Opponents have tallied 74 goals against Nedeljkovic in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.19. Nedeljkovic has participated in 35 contests during his NHL career. His save percentage is at .924 for his 2,031 mins between the pipes. He has an overall mark of 18-9-6 and he was named the starter in 32 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Nedeljkovic has compiled 19 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .594. Nedeljkovic has seen 978 shot attempts against him and has gathered 904 saves.
In their last outing, Buffalo faced the Kraken in an outing where the Sabres ended up losing by a score of 5-2. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing and scored 1 goal out of those attempts. The Sabres earned 2 goals out of the 21 shots on goal they were seeking. They had a PDO at even strength of 89 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 51.7%. Buffalo had a 44.9% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Buffalo played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 38.1% by compiling a Fenwick of 24 and the Kraken earning a 39 Fenwick at even strength.
This season, the Buffalo Sabres have accounted for 29 goals, 11 points, and a points percentage of .550. They have allowed 27 goals to be scored by of a combination of 24 goals at even strength and 3 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Sabres have accumulated 22 goals at even strength and 7 goals (14th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have a total of 27 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 25.93%. Buffalo has put up 300 shots (19th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.67%, while allowing the other team 323 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 89.29% on their opponents 28 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 91.6%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Craig Anderson in net. Anderson is the owner of a lifetime mark of 295-254-69 and has played in 658 games. Anderson's rate of quality starts sits at 53.8% and he has made 308 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has recorded 18,426 saves out of the 20,184 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .913. His opposition is averaging 2.83 goals per game and he has surrendered 1,758 goals overall. He has made the start in 572 games and has played for a total of 37,232 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo (+160)
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