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Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres 03/18/2021 NHL Analysis, Results and Hockey Betting

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Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres 03-18-2021 NHL Analysis Results and Hockey Betting

Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres 03/18/2021 – The Boston Bruins will look to take advantage of the opportunity of playing against one of the reeling teams in the NHL as they visit the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday at the Keybank Center. Playing against the team with the worst record in the league for the next two games could be an ideal stretch for Boston in their bid to fortify their position in the East where they currently sit the fourth place with 15 wins and 34 points in 27 games. Top betting sites are given a relatively light task analyzing this game. Not surprisingly, the Bruins are tagged as heavy favorites on the road with a -225 price while the hosts are pegged at +185. The match begins at 07:00 Eastern Time with a live broadcast available on ESPN+ and NHL.TV.

Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres 03/18/2021

When: Thursday, March 18, 7:00 PM ET

Where: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, New York

TV: ESPN+

Stream: NHL.TV

Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres 03/18/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Boston Bruins -2 (+195) 6.5 o (+138) -225
Buffalo Sabres +2 (-150) 6.5 u (-188) +185
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Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins could be headed to a walk in the park with the Buffalo Sabres. It is not to underestimate the Sabres, but the numbers would support such a claim that the scheduled two-game series is something the Bruins must exploit, especially with the crucial stages of the season fast approaching. The team has had its share of its struggles just like its hosts. Consistency has been elusive for them and that derailed their push to be one of the three teams in the division. For this reason, the team is more determined to not blow the chance of scoring a couple of wins against an also-ran team. David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand, and Patrice Bergeron have been carrying the load for the Bruins and these names will be expected to sustain their charge as they target their first back-to-back wins in a long while. 

Players to watch: B. Marchand C (G 12, A 21, PTS 33), P. Bergeron C (G 10, A 15, PTS 25), D. Pastrnak RW (G 13, A 11, PTS 24).

Buffalo Sabres

It has been a nightmare of a season for the Buffalo Sabres. Positioned as the cellar-dwellers in the league, it’s quite logical to suggest that their season being done is now just a matter of formality. The team stunned New Jersey on Feb. 23, but it has been downhill for them since, recording a 0-10-2. Their most recent loss was served by the Devils on Tuesday, and it turned out to be the loss that forced management to pull the trigger in relieving coach Ralph Krueger. Losing key players such as Jack Eichel and prized goaltender Linus Ullmark obviously contributed to the woeful showing that led to them getting outscored 50-19 during the extended slide. General manager Kevyn Adams could not hide his disappointment as the team continues to drop games after another. According to him, every aspect and member of the team has to step up as he preaches the importance of playing with pride. 

Players to watch: V. Olofsson RW (G 8, A 11, PTS 19), S. Reinhart C (G 11, A 8, PTS 19), J. Eichel C (G 2, A 16, PTS 18).

 

Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres Betting Predictions

Trends

Bruins

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston’s last 6 games.
Boston is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
Bruins are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against Buffalo.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Buffalo.

Sabres

Buffalo is 0-10 SU in their last 10 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo’s last 5 games against Boston.
Sabres are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo’s last 5 games when playing at home against Boston.
Buffalo is 0-12 SU in their last 12 games this season.

Bruins vs Sabres Betting Picks

A discombobulated Sabres squad is like prey on a predator that is the Bruins. The home team will cross out another L in their already dreadful record as Boston puts up a hockey clinic in the former’s own ice. Placing a bet on the Bruins would not give stakers great returns given the team’s short price in the best nhl bookmakers, but the high probability of winning still outweighs the risk of taking a bet on Buffalo who has seemed to forget how to win. 

Score Prediction: Bruins 5, Sabres 1.