A couple of Atlantic Division rivals will square off tonight when Buffalo travels to Detroit. We’ll be examining the total in this contest using a NHL betting system which has gone 48-20 (70.6%) since 1996.
Sunday Night NHL on NBC Sports Network
The Detroit Red Wings will entertain the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday. The game will be televised nationally in the United States by the NBC Sports Network. Our area of concentration will be on the total in this contest. According to the NHL betting odds at 5Dimes, the current posted total is 5.0.
The Flood Gates remain Wide Open
The Buffalo Sabres are allowing an average of 4.2 goals per outing during their last eighteen games, and have seen just three of those eighteen stay under the total. Buffalo has gone under the total only five times in twenty-two road games this season, and that equates to a mere 22.8% of the time. Jonas Enroth is scheduled to be in goal for the Sabres he’s struggled mightily of late. In his last four appearances which included three starts, Enroth has posted a terrible .864 save percentage. Enroth has seen just two of his twelve starts (16.7%) on the road stay under the total.
Red Wings on a Modest Win Streak
The Detroit Red Wings enters tonight having won their last three in a row. The Red Wings have gone over the total in nine of ten games the past two seasons after winning each of their previous three games. Detroit is coming off a 5-2 home win over the Nashville Predators last night, and that game went over the total of 5.5. The Red Wings have seen thirteen of eighteen go over the total this season following a game which went over the number. Detroit has averaged a very productive 3.1 goals per contest during their previous eleven games.
Final Analysis and Betting System
The Buffalo Sabres are currently the coldest team in the NHL bar none. They’ve lost ten in a row and fourteen of their last fifteen games. They enter tonight with a dismal .304 winning percentage. The combination of those factors, and the game taking place in the 2nd half of the season, falls into a very profitable NHL betting system. We’re going to utilize that valuable handicapping tool when make one of our NHL picks for Sunday.
Any team (Buffalo) playing in the second half of the season, coming off seven or more losses in a row, and has a winning percentage of .300 to .400, has seen 48 of those 68-games (70.6%) go over the total since 1996. Those sixty-eight contests have produced an average of 6.4 goals per game.
Free NHL Picks: Over the total of 5.0 at 5Dimes