Detroit Red Wings vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction, 10/31/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Buffalo Sabres
Date: Monday, October 31, 2022
Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
TV: MSG Network
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+115) Sabres (-138)
The Buffalo Sabres (5-3-0) will compete against the Detroit Red Wings (4-2-2) at KeyBank Center on Monday. The line on this contest has the Red Wings at +115 and the Sabres are sitting at -138. The over/under is set at 7.
The Detroit Red Wings were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5-1 loss to the Bruins their last time out. The Red Wings didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 1 of the 29 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 5 chances on the power play but weren't able to make the most of them. Detroit garnered 14 penalty mins in this contest.
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With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Detroit Red Wings have accumulated 25 goals (22nd in pro hockey) for the season and have allowed 24. For the season, they have accumulated 10 points and their points percentage is sitting at .625. Detroit has tallied 31 power play opportunities and they have tallied 6 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 19.35%. While playing at even strength, the Red Wings have allowed the opponent to score 20 goals while having 19 on offense. Detroit has taken 240 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.4%. The Red Wings so far have had 271 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .911. Detroit Red Wings opponents have recorded 25 power play opportunities (29th in professional hockey) and have come away with 4 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Ville Husso. Husso has been involved in 62 games during his NHL career. He has amassed an overall record of 37-14-8 and he was named the starter in 58 games. The opposition has scored 161 goals versus Husso in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.72. Husso has seen 1,858 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 1,697 saves. He has a save percentage of .913 during his 3,558 minutes on the ice. Over the course of his career, Husso has accounted for 33 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .569.
Their last time out, Buffalo opposed the Canadiens in an outing where the Sabres ended up losing by a final score of 3-2. They had 4 power play attempts in this outing and tallied 1 out of those attempts. The Sabres earned 2 goals out of the 45 shots on goal they took.
On the campaign, the Buffalo Sabres have earned a total of 29 goals, 10 points, as well as a points percentage of .625. They have permitted 22 goals to be scored by of a combination of 16 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded. The Sabres have racked up 23 goals at even strength and 6 goals (21st in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 29 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 20.69%. Buffalo has put up 252 shots (24th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 11.51%, while allowing the other team 278 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 78.57% on their opponents 28 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 92.1%.
For the opposition you will find Eric Comrie defending the goal. Comrie has accrued a career record of 15-13-1 and has been in net for 33 contests. Comrie's quality start percentage comes out to 51.7% and he has qualified for 15 quality starts in his NHL career. He has tallied 902 saves out of 996 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .906. Opponents are averaging 3.12 goals/game and he has relinquished 94 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 29 contests and has been on the ice for 1,809 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit (+115)
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