Buffalo Sabres (10-25-6) at Boston Bruins (21-12-6)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -400 / Buffalo Sabres +295 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Buffalo Sabres and Boston Bruins meet Tuesday in NHL action at the TD Garden.
The Buffalo Sabres look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Sam Reinhart leads Buffalo with 14 goals, Taylor Hall has 17 assists and Victor Olofsson has 94 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 78.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hutton has given up 39 goals on 341 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has given up 49 goals on 588 shots.
The Boston Bruins look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 23.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 19 goals, David Krejci has 23 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 132 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 87.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 35 goals on 377 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 41 goals on 456 shots.
The Sabres are 20-62 in their last 82 road games and 13-38 in their last 51 overall. The Bruins are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 43-16 in their last 59 Tuesday games. The over is 4-0 in Sabres last 4 overall. The under is 14-6-1 in Bruins last 21 overall. The Sabres are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Boston and 6-20 in the last 26 meetings. The favorite is 35-16 in the last 51 meetings.
The Buffalo Sabres have turned things around over the last week or so, but a win here and there doesn't make us forget going over a month without one. The Boston Bruins have been hit or miss lately, but they have a clear edge at both ends of the ice here and have won seven straight games against the Sabres, including two contests this season. The Buffalo Sabres have not beaten the Bruins since December of 2018. I'll side with the Bruins and take the PL for added betting value.