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The Detroit Red Wings are 3-8 on the moneyline in their last 11 games against the Buffalo Sabres. The Red Wings will try to snap out of their slump against the Sabres and out of their current six-game losing streak with a win at home on Friday night.
Detroit is a slight underdog going off at -105 at home on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Sabres have won three of their last four games and are a -115 favorite in this one on their second night of a back-to-back.
Sabres at Red Wings | OddsShark Matchup Report
With a 5-2 loss on the road to the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night, the Red Wings fell to 0-6 over their last six games and to 3-7 on the season. Since scoring 14 goals through their first four games, the Red Wings have managed to score only nine goals over their last six games, never breaking through for more than two over that stretch.
Meanwhile, Detroit has allowed five goals in five of its last six games and a total of 27 goals over this current losing streak. The Red Wings hope to turn things around at home, where they are 5-1 in their last six games against the Sabres per the OddsShark NHL Database.
Buffalo had a rare off-night on Thursday in a 6-2 loss on the road to the New York Rangers. Before that loss, the Sabres had stormed out of the gate to an 8-1-1 record. Jack Eichel is leading the way with six goals and eight assists through the team’s first 11 games, and 2018 first overall pick Rasmus Dahlin has chipped in with one goal and nine assists. Since Carter Hutton got the start against the Rangers, Linus Ullmark could be in goal for the Sabres against Detroit. Buffalo is 2-2 in Ullmark’s four starts this season.
Friday night’s total is set at 6.5 goals at online betting sites. The UNDER is 9-4-1 in Buffalo’s last 14 games against Detroit.
After a disappointing performance against the Rangers, the Sabres should have their best offensive effort ready for the Red Wings. On the other hand, Linus Ullmark has a 3.66 goals against average and an .896 save percentage in three road starts this season; this could be a good opportunity for the Red Wings to snap out of their scoring drought.