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Boston favored by 129 against Buffalo on Friday

Boston BruinsBuffalo Sabres
Feb 15, 7:00 PM | First Niagara Center

Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

8-1-2TEAM RECORD5-8-1

The Sabres get a visit from the Boston Bruins in hockey action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Bruins will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 8-1-2 this season, while the Sabres are 5-8-1. Boston is 5-6 against the total, while Buffalo is 8-6 versus the number.

View Boston vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Sabres were listed earlier today as +129 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 22-rated Sabres and the No. 3-ranked Bruins, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 13-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.3 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 13.5% rate while the Bruins have a 93.5% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Boston was a 4-3 loser at home against the Rangers. Bettors on New York at +125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 2-0 loser as they battled the Senators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at -130 were rewarded, while the 2 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing NY Rangers are 9-1
After a loss are 8-2

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Ottawa are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Bruins at Sabres trends to consider:
Boston is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 11 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Buffalo's last 11 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 9 games
Buffalo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at Winnipeg, Sunday, February 17
Buffalo home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, February 17