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NHL Game Preview - Bruins underdogs vs Sabres at Buffalo

Boston BruinsBuffalo Sabres
Feb 8, 7:30 PM | First Niagara Center

Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

33-16-2TEAM RECORD22-24-6

The Boston Bruins will look to grab a road win when they take on the Sabres in Buffalo at First Niagara Center on Wednesday in hockey odds action.

The Sabres sport records of 22-24-6 heading into this matchup, while the Bruins sit at 33-16-2 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 22-29-1 for the Sabres and 27-22-2 for the Bruins.

View Boston vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Sabres as -155 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 1-rated Bruins taking on the No. 28-rated Sabres in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 2.4 goals per game, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.2 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 17.1% while the Bruins defense kills off 85.2% of their penalties.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Capitals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -130 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Islanders on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sabres at +104 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing NY Islanders are 6-4
After a win are 1-9

A few Bruins at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Buffalo
Boston is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Boston's last 13 games on the road
Boston is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games at home
Buffalo is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games

Next up:
Boston home to Nashville, Saturday, February 11
Buffalo home to Dallas, Friday, February 10

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