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Boston favored by 125 against Buffalo on Friday

Boston BruinsBuffalo Sabres
Feb 24, 7:30 PM | First Niagara Center

Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

36-20-2TEAM RECORD26-27-7

Boston pays a visit to Buffalo on Friday, hoping to shut down the Sabres bats in hockey action at First Niagara Center.

The Sabres are 26-27-7 so far on the season. The Bruins, meanwhile, are 36-20-2. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Buffalo go 26-32-2 and the Bruins go 32-24-2 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Sabres as +125 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Sabres sit at No. 28 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bruins sit at a No. 2 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 24-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.3 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 15.7% rate while the Bruins have a 84.8% rate on the penalty kill.

Boston won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Blues on February 22. Bettors who backed the Bruins at +107 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 2-1 winner at home against the Islanders. Bettors on Buffalo at -180 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 1-9

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing NY Islanders are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Bruins at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
Buffalo is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston
Buffalo is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at Ottawa, Saturday, February 25
Buffalo at NY Rangers, Saturday, February 25

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