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April 17, 7:30 PM | TD Garden

Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins Odds

18-19-6TEAM RECORD26-11-4

NHL wagering interest swings to the Boston vs Buffalo battle on Wednesday at TD Garden as the Bruins try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Bruins bring a 26-11-4 record to the battle against the 18-19-6 Sabres. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 14-24-3 so far and the Sabres go 20-20-3.

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Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Boston sat as -221 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bruins rated this week at No. 4 and the Sabres sitting at No. 29.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 10-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 23 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 15.1% rate while the Sabres have a 78.2% rate on the penalty kill.

The Sabres were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Buffalo at -115 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 0-10
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Carolina are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Sabres at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Buffalo is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Buffalo's last 13 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing at home against Buffalo
Boston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Boston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Boston's last 13 games when playing Buffalo

Next up:
Buffalo home to NY Rangers, Friday, April 19
Boston home to Pittsburgh, Friday, April 19

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