Bruins face off against the Sabres
The Boston Bruins went just 2-3 on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks against the Buffalo Sabres last season as those division rivals meet on the ice on Wednesday night.
Overall the Bruins and Sabres have split their last 10 matchups at five wins apiece, with the OVER/UNDER going 5-4-1 for totals bettors in those contests. This will be the first meeting of the year between the teams.
Buffalo will face the 5-2-0 Bruins. In totals betting, the Sabres are 2-7-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bruins are 0-5-2 favoring the OVER.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 12-rated Bruins taking on the No. 30-rated Sabres in this contest.
Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Avalanche at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Avalanche at -135 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 30-ranked offense (1.3 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 2 at 1.43 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 8.57% rate while the Bruins have a 90% rate on the penalty kill.
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Buffalo at Florida, Friday, October 25th