The Buffalo Sabres and Boston Bruins meet Thursday in NHL action at the TD Garden. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Buffalo Sabres Betting Preview
The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 3.8 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Tage Thompson leads Buffalo with 41 goals, Rasmus Dahlin has 48 assists and Alex Tuch has 164 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 72.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has given up 87 goals on 808 shots faced, and Craig Anderson has given up 56 goals on 683 shots.
The Boston Bruins Betting Preview
The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 23.3 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 42 goals, Charlie McAvoy has 37 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 194 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 86.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Linus Ullmark has given up 70 goals on 1,136 shots faced, and Jeremy Swagman has allowed 52 goals on 615 shots.
Sabres vs Bruins Trends
The Sabres are 16-5 in their last 21 road games and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Bruins are 41-12 in their last 53 home games and 44-12 in their last 56 overall. The over is 4-1 in Sabres last 5 overall. The under is 11-5-2 in Bruins last 18 overall. The Sabres are 1-9 in the last 10 meetings in Boston and 15-38 in the last 53 meetings. The favorite is 38-15 in the last 53 meetings
Randy’s Free Pick
This line is disrespectful toward the Buffalo Sabres, who have been solid this year and have done some of their best work on the road. However, the Bruins have been the best team all year, and they’re easily the most profitable team as well. There’s no stepping in front of the Bruins. Of course, I lay the PL to shave down the price.