Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/20/21
2021-04-20 18:30:00 EDT
The Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres meet Tuesday in NHL action at the KeyBank Center.
The Boston Bruins look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 22 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 23 goals, David Krejci has 23 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 145 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 39 goals on 433 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 41 goals on 456 shots.
The Buffalo Sabres look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Sam Reinhart leads Buffalo with 14 goals, Rasmus Dahlin has 16 assists and Victor Olofsson has 106 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.4 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 591 shots.
The Bruins are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Sabres are 7-19 in their last 26 home games and 13-39 in their last 52 overall. The under is 16-7-2 in Bruins last 25 overall. The over is 6-2 in Sabres last 8 overall. The Bruins are 13-3 in the last 16 meetings in Buffalo and 21-6 in the last 27 meetings. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 36-16 in the last 52 meetings.
The Boston Bruins are starting to heat up and they should like their chances here considering they’ve dominated the Sabres over the years, which includes three wins this season and wins in 21 of the last 27 meetings overall. The Buffalo Sabres have shown recent signs of life, but it’s nothing to make us forget about over a month of nothing but losses, and that defensive effort is still poor. The Bruins should continue their dominance over Buffalo, and I’ll take the PL to shave down the expensive ML price.