The Buffalo Sabres will skate into the Boston Bruins' den on Saturday as a road underdog on the NHL betting odds as the league's weekend slate gets underway.
The Sabres will like this matchup as they have four straight wins over the defending Stanley Cup champions, but they will be playing on back-to-back nights with the Bruins getting a rest in between games.
Meanwhile, Boston leads Buffalo in goals per game and in goals allowed per game. The Bruins' improved play and the emergence of leading scorer Tyler Seguin should get them a ton of attention on the NHL betting lines at 5Dimes.
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The Sabres have potted nine goals over their last two outings, while three straight head-to-head have made winners of OVER bettors in totals betting.
It’s the third round in the Battle of Ontario as the Ottawa Senators try to stop their losing ways with a win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in NHL betting action on Saturday night.
Toronto will be favorites at the Air Canada Centre, but it was the Senators who skated to a 3-2 victory a couple of weeks ago on home ice. The Maple Leafs came away victorious 6-5 in the first head-to-head encounter.
The Maple Leafs have been a thorn in the side of the Senators in recent years and combined with home-ice advantage they should see the majority of action on the NHL betting lines at 5Dimes in this contest.
It’s a small menu of NHL betting action on Sunday, but the youthful Oilers meet up with another young and fast team in the Chicago Blackhawks in the Windy City.
The Blackhawks have outscored the Oilers nine to one in winning the past two head-to-head, but this Edmonton team is much better and backed up by a veteran goaltender in Nikolai Khabibulin. He has manned the pipes better than anyone else in the NHL to this point with an 0.98 goals-against average.