Bruins vs. Sabres - 2/6/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Sabres (21-26-5) at Boston Bruins (26-18-6)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -215 / Buffalo Sabres +193 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSGB, NESN
The Buffalo Sabres and Boston Bruins meet Saturday night at the TD Garden.
The Buffalo Sabres look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 20.8 percent of their power plays. Ryan O'Reilly leads Buffalo with 17 goals, Rasmus Ristolainen has 24 assists and Jack Eichel has 155 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their power play chances. Chad Johnson has allowed 70 goals on 854 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has given up 46 goals on 541 shots. Johnson has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Boston Bruins look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 24.5 percent of their power plays. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 23 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 26 assists and Loui Eriksson has 105 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84.4 percent of their power play chances. Tuukka Rask has allowed 94 goals on 1,117 shots faced and Jonas Gustavsson has given up 33 goals on 390 shots. Rask has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Sabres are 34-77 in their last 111 games playing on 1 days rest and 26-73 in their last 99 road games. The Bruins are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 home games. The Sabres are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings.
You guys know the drill, we avoid the Sabres on the road no matter who they're playing. If Bufalo loses this game, they would have won just 26 road games in their last 100 tries. No thanks.