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Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins Odds
TD Garden hosts an NHL battle between the Boston Bruins and the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Thursday.
Supporters of the Sabres have seen them go 2-3-1 so far this season, while the Bruins are at 5-0-1. In totals betting, the Bruins are 3-3, while the Sabres are 3-3.
Bettors looking to side with the Bruins in this one will find them as -173 favorites on the NHL money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Bruins at No. 8 and the Sabres at No. 26 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 3.2 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 23 at 3.2 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 12.5% while the Sabres defense kills off 80% of their penalties.
Buffalo lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Maple Leafs on January 29. Bettors who backed the Maple Leafs at +143 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Boston won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Devils on January 29. Bettors who backed the Bruins at -155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing New Jersey are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Sabres at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Buffalo's last 9 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Buffalo's last 12 games
Buffalo is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games at home
Boston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Buffalo
Buffalo at Montreal, Saturday, February 2
Boston at Toronto, Saturday, February 2