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Boston Bruins Face the Buffalo Sabres: NHL Odds and Betting Stats

Boston pays a visit to Buffalo on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Sabres snipers in hockey action at First Niagara Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Buffalo Sabres in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of 131 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Thursday's contest. The over-under total was at 5 earlier at Bet365.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.2-2.4 win for the Bruins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Buffalo Sabres sport a record of 21-26-4 heading into this matchup, while the Boston Bruins sit at 26-18-6 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 17-21-13 for the Sabres and 22-22-6 for the Bruins. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs Boston injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 19-rated Boston Bruins taking on the No. 28-rated Buffalo Sabres in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Buffalo's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 2.31 goals per game, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 21.02% while the Bruins defense kills off 84.12% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Boston, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Maple Leafs at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Maple Leafs at +159 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Buffalo won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Canadiens on February 03. Bettors who backed the Sabres at +135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Buffalo
  • Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games
  • Buffalo is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • Buffalo is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston
  • Buffalo is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston home to Buffalo, Saturday, February 6th