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Goals Have Been Hard to Come By For Bruins, Sabres

Buffalo heads east tonight looking for a rare win against the Boston Bruins. The Sabres have actually been pretty good of late as they’ve cashed the puckline in their last five games, in which they are 4-1 straight up.

  • The Sabres are 2-7 in their last 9 games against the Bruins.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the Bruins' last 7 games against teams with losing records.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Sabres' last 6 games with 1 day off between games.

Robin Lehner has been the main contributor to the Sabres’ resurgence as he’s won three of his last four games with a combined save percentage of .961. During that span, his team has scored an average of just two goals a game in front of him and he’s just 3-6 for his career against the Bruins.

Boston had been equally as stingy until their blow-up against the Rangers but fair play to them – everyone’s been getting blown up by the Rangers.

The UNDER is trending in the direction of both teams tonight and if Lehner and Tuukka Rask start between the pipes, you can go ahead and take the UNDER whether the total is 5 or 5.5. Buffalo has given up the third-fewest goals in the league and Rask has given up just 1.98 goals per game in his seven starts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Boston Bruins as -196 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.1-2.4 win for the Sabres. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Bruins currently sport a record of 6-5-0. The Buffalo Sabres are 5-4-2. Betting totals have seen the Bruins post a 5-6 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Sabres have gone 3-8 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Buffalo injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 23-rated Boston Bruins and the No. 19-ranked Buffalo Sabres, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Boston Bruins No. 24-ranked offense (2.36 goals per game) against a Buffalo Sabres defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.27 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 7.69% rate while the Sabres have a 82.86% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Buffalo was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Senators. Bettors on Buffalo at +129 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Boston was a 5-2 loser in its last match at home against the Rangers. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 5 games
  • Buffalo is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Boston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games at home
  • Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Buffalo

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo home to Ottawa, Wednesday, November 9th
Boston at Montreal, Tuesday, November 8th