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Jan 31, 7:00 PM | TD Garden

Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins Odds

2-3-1TEAM RECORD5-0-1

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.

View Buffalo vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Bruins at No. 8 and the Sabres at No. 26 heading into this contest.

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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

Next up:
Buffalo at Montreal, Saturday, February 2
Boston at Toronto, Saturday, February 2

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