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Sabres open as moneyline underdog vs Bruins

Buffalo SabresBoston Bruins
March 8, 7:00 PM | TD Garden

Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins Odds

31-28-8TEAM RECORD39-23-3

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Buffalo duelling Boston on Thursday at TD Garden.

The Bruins sit at 39-23-3 on the season; in comparison, the Sabres are currently 31-28-8. Looking to wager on the totals? Boston is 36-27-2 OU, and Buffalo is 27-37-3 OU.

View Buffalo vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Bruins as -200 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Bruins, most recently No. 2 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Sabres, who rate a No. 28 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.3 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 17.7% while the Sabres defense kills off 81.7% of their penalties.

The Sabres were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Hurricanes. That made winners of bettors who got Buffalo at -174 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Bruins were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -133 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Carolina are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 8-2
After a win are 0-10

A few Sabres at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 7 games when playing Boston
Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games
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 6 of Boston's last 7 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing at home against Buffalo
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Buffalo at Ottawa, Saturday, March 10
Boston home to Washington, Saturday, March 10

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