Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Bruins vs. Sabres NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(21-10-6) Boston Bruins vs. Buffalo Sabres (18-15-6)
Date: Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, New York
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Bruins -286 | Sabres +263
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Bruins -1.5 (-110)
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
The Bruins finally have Tuuka Rask back in net, and it seems to be paying off.
Rask stopped all 32 of Buffalo’s shots Tuesday as Boston went on to win 2-0. That was the Bruins fifth straight win and seventh in their last 10 games. Boston is hanging on to the final playoff spot in the East Division but are now only three points behind the third-place Penguins.
However, the recent win streak has just reinforced what we know about the Bruins: They are elite defensively but can’t score. Excluding a 6-3 win over Washington last Sunday, the Bruins have scored three goals or less in eight of their last 14 games.
The Sabres are a truly pathetic hockey team.
Without Jack Eichel, the Sabres haven’t been able to score or defend. They are 29th in goals per game and 27th in goals per game allowed, have a division worst goal differential of -45 and have amassed half the points of the division-leading Capitals.
Although, it’s worth noting that their poor record is inflated by their historic 18-game losing streak during the month of March. Take away the 0-15-3 record they posted in-between March 13th and 31st, the Sabres are 12-12-4 on the season.
Moreover, Buffalo is 5-4-1 in their last ten games and 6-1 on the puckline in their last seven. So, Buffalo might not be an automatic fade here tonight.
Free Boston Bruins vs. Sabres Flyers NHL Prediction:
The play here should be the Bruins. However, the Bruins odds are too poor to take them on either the moneyline or the puck line.
Instead, the best bet here is the under. The under has hit in the previous nine matchups between Boston and Buffalo, including four straight times this season. The anemic Sabres offense can’t score against the elite Bruins defense and the Bruins offense is far too inconsistent.
I’m thinking the Bruins win a close game here, but I know it will be a low-scoring battle.
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