Red Wings vs. Sabres Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Red Wings as –117 money line favorites over the Sabres (+108), while the over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals. Detroit enters the game with a 15-7-1 overall record and is 5-5 on the road while Buffalo is 13-10-1 overall and 6-7-1 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Sabres opened at –105 on the money line but depending on what book you use, the best line on Buffalo is now +108. The Red Wings opened as –115 money line favorites and now they’re up –117 at most books. The over/under total hasn’t moved since opening at 5.5 goals.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the 500-plus wagers placed on tonight’s game, 82% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Red Wings. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Detroit. There’s no sense in not riding the Wings until they eventually fall off. They’ve won six in a row and considering they’re only –113 on the money line, they’re a great value right now. According to latest NHL trends, Detroit is 14-3-1 in its last 18 games against Buffalo and 4-1 in its last five road games versus the Sabres. Buffalo, meanwhile, is just 1-4 in its last five games overall and 1-4 in its last five home games.
FRIDAY NHL FREE PICK: DETROIT RED WINGS –113