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Bruins face Buffalo Sabres: NHL odds preview and stats

Boston BruinsBuffalo Sabres
Nov 23, 7:00 PM | First Niagara Center

Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

12-7-0TEAM RECORD12-8-0

Buffalo will try to be nasty hosts on Wednesday when the Boston Bruins pay a visit to First Niagara Center.

This season the Sabres are 12-8 overall while the Bruins are 12-7. As for the totals, Buffalo is 9-10-1 on the OU, and Boston is 10-9.

View Boston vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bruins were listed as 105 favorites on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 1-rated Bruins taking on the No. 11-rated Sabres in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 10-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.1 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 18.9% rate while the Bruins have a 86.5% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Boston was a 1-0 winner on the road against the Canadiens. Bettors on Boston at -130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Coyotes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Coyotes at +115 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Montreal are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Phoenix are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bruins at Sabres trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 10 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games at home
Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games

Next up:
Boston home to Detroit, Friday, November 25
Buffalo at Columbus, Friday, November 25

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