Wednesday Night’s Short NHL Slate
Gets rolling with a nationally televised showdown between the Buffalo Sabres and the Detroit Red Wings. Let’s analyze this Eastern Conference showdown with a preview of the Sabres vs Red Wings Betting Odds for Wednesday night.
Buffalo Sabres (9-12-1, 19 points) at Detroit Red Wings (11-6-4, 26 points)
Date, time (TV):
Location: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Streaming: Live Stream Sports
Buffalo Boasting Big Offense?
The Buffalo Sabres look to get back into the win column on Wednesday night as they take on the Detroit Red Wings. On Monday night, the Sabres lost in a high-speed 6-5 overtime affair against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Buffalo was down 2-0 early in the first period when star forward Tage Thompson turned in an incredible highlight-reel goal to cut the Lighting lead in half, followed by a quick goal from winger Jack Quinn to tie the game just before the end of the opening frame.
The Sabres would pull out to a 5-3 lead midway in the third period before giving up two goals late and a Steven Stamkos winner in overtime gave Buffalo their tenth loss in the last 12 games. Despite their losing efforts of late, the Sabres have been scoring in bunches, with five or more goals in three of their last four contests.
Red Wings Flying High in Atlantic?
The Detroit Red Wings look to bounce back on Wednesday night against the Buffalo Sabres after having their brief four-game win streak snapped on Monday night in a 4-2 loss against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Forward Moritz Seider scored his second goal of the season and added an assist late in the contest, while Ville Husso allowed four goals on just 13 shots, leaving Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde to pull the netminder in favor of backup Alex Nedeljkovic, who despite his struggles this season, saved all 12 shots he faced over the last 28 minutes of play on the ice.
Detroit is still fourth in the Atlantic Division NHL Standings 2022 and now with a slumping Buffalo Sabres team skating into Little Caesars Arena, they have a prime opportunity to get back into the win column on Wednesday.
Sabres vs Red Wings Betting Odds
Sportsbooks have the hosting Detroit Red Wings odds to win as short favorites against the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night priced in the range around -125 to -135.
This is the 13th game this season where Detroit has been favored, with the Red Wings posting a 5-4-3 mark in that role. For Buffalo, it’s their 19th game of the season as an underdog, with the Sabres posting a 7-10-1 mark in games when lined at plus money, but have been trending downward of late, losing seven of their last nine games in that role.
The total for this contest is set at 6.5 goals shaded slightly to the Over around the pick’em range between -105 to -110. Buffalo is 12-9-1 to the Over thus far, and have cashed Over the total in six of their last ten games.
Meanwhile, the Red Wings are an even ten Overs, ten Unders and one Push on the season. The Under has cashed in four of the last six meetings between the two clubs and when playing in Detroit, the Under is 7-2 over their last nine head-to-head match-ups.
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