Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/27/21

Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/27/21 Photo by Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres (6-22-4) at Boston Bruins (16-8-5)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm (TD Garden)

The Line: Boston Bruins -336 / Buffalo Sabres +293 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Buffalo Sabres and Boston Bruins meet Saturday in NHL action at the TD Garden.

The Buffalo Sabres are still looking for their first victory since February 23. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 24.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Sam Reinhart leads Buffalo with 11 goals, Jack Eichel has 16 assists and Taylor Hall has 77 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 77.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hutton has given up 39 goals on 341 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has given up 28 goals on 344 shots.

The Boston Bruins need a win here after losing five of their last eight games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 14 goals, Brad Marchand has 22 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 94 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 89.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 35 goals on 377 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 31 goals on 364 shots.

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The Sabres are 15-51 in their last 66 road games and 14-39 in their last 53 overall. The Bruins are 2-5 in their last 7 games as a favorite and 1-5 in their last 6 Saturday games. The over is 6-2 in Sabres last 8 road games. The under is 9-1-1 in Bruins last 11 overall. The Sabres are 7-20 in the last 27 meetings. The favorite is 36-17 in the last 53 meetings.

As I've said many times over the last month, the Buffalo Sabres remain automatic fades until further notice. The Sabres can't do anything right at the moment and it's now been over a month since they've tasted victory. The Sabres aren't providing any value in the underdog role and they're head and shoulders the last profitable team in the sport. You're living under a bridge if you've backed the Sabres long term this season. The only option here is to side with the Bruins and the PL.

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Randy’s Pick Boston Bruins -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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