Boston Bruins (9-6) vs. Buffalo Sabres (7-9-2)
November 24, 2021 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Buffalo Sabres +204 / Boston Bruins -238; Over/Under: -5.5
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The Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres meet Wednesday in NHL action at the KeyBank Center. The Boston Bruins look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Buffalo Sabres look to snap a three-game losing streak.
The Boston Bruins are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 21.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 8 goals, David Pastrnak has 10 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 47 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Linus Ullmark has given up 20 goals on 217 shots faced, and Jeremy Swayman has allowed 19 goals on 206 shots.
The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Tage Thompson leads Buffalo with 8 goals, Rasmus Dahlin has 9 assists and Jeff Skinner has 52 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 79.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Dustin Tokarski has given up 31 goals on 310 shots faced, and Craig Anderson has given up 15 goals on 190 shots.
The Bruins are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 8-2 in their last 10 games as a favorite. The Sabres are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 16-42 in their last 58 overall. The over is 4-1 in Bruins last 5 overall. The over is 7-3 in Sabres last 10 overall. The Bruins are 17-5 in the last 22 meetings in Buffalo.
The Boston Bruins are heating up and the Sabres are looking more and more like the Sabres. Two teams heading in completely different directions, and the head-to-head numbers don’t help the Sabres here. Only one way to go and that’s to side with the Bruins and the PL for max betting value.