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Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres 04/22/2021 NHL Tips, Odds & Predictions

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Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres 04-22-2021 NHL Tip Odds & Predictions

Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres 04/22/2021 – The NHL has now reached the homestretch of the shortened regular season and teams are about to unleash their final push before the postseason begins. The Boston Bruins, for instance, are looking to secure their spot before the bus bound for the playoffs leaves. Bruce Cassidy and his squad currently hold the fourth and last postseason ticket in the East with six points separating them and fifth-placed New York Rangers, 58-52. On Thursday night, the Bruins will be challenged by the Buffalo Sabres for the second game of a three-game series at the KeyBank Center. Boston kept the Sabres scoreless on Tuesday’s game, 2-0, stretching their streak to five wins; the latter, meanwhile, absorbed their 19th loss at home while registering a division-worst overall record of 12-27-7. Top betting sportsbooks tag the Bruins as runaway favorites anew as the Sabres are tasked to defy a +273 Moneyline price at home.

Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres 04/22/2021

When: Thursday, April 22, 7:00 PM ET

Where: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, New York

TV: MSG-B | NESNplus

Stream: NHL.TV

Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres 04/22/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Boston Bruins -1.5 (-112) 5.5 o (-105) -310
Buffalo Sabres +1.5 (-102) 5.5 u (-105) +273
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Boston Bruins

The Bruins are peaking at the right time and it appears that the team has no plans of letting go of the accelerator, not until their slot for the postseason is already guaranteed. Riding a five-game winning surge, the Bruins have not wasted their chances of playing against underdogs in the division, including the Sabres, whom they will try to take down again on Thursday night in Buffalo. In four meetings this season, the Bruins have outscored the Sabres 12-5, a feat that is enough to justify their heavy favorites tag in the odds. But despite their searing run, Bruce Cassidy is still not satisfied with how his team is playing on ice. For him, his team is yet to produce its ultimate team effort. Indirectly, it should serve as a clear warning to the rest of the teams in the division. Based on all indication, it seems that the Bruins are about to get even better with the playoffs just around the corner. 

Players to watch: B. Marchand C (G 24 A 31 PTS 55),  P. Bergeron C (G 18 A 22 PTS 40), D. Pastrnak RW (G 17 A 22 PTS 39). 

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres have only seven games left to play in the season and are still left dwelling at the cellar of the East Division. They just suffered their eighth shutout loss on Tuesday against the Bruins as Dustin Tokarski did not seem to have any support from his team offensively. After making 39 saves in the game, the veteran goaltender improved to 2.29 goals-against in the last four games. But if Buffalo wants to upset the Bruins on Thursday, interim coach Don Granato said the Sabres need a collective team effort. On a more positive side, Buffalo appears to have recovered from an erstwhile 18-game slide as they have registered a 6-4-2 record since. Unfortunately, their fine play came a bit too late. 

Players to watch: S. Reinhart C (G 17 A 13 PTS 30), V. Olofsson RW (G 12 A 15 PTS 27), R. Dahlin D (G 4 A 16 PTS 20).

Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres Betting Predictions

Trends

Bruins

Boston is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
Boston is 9-0 SU in their last 9 games against Buffalo.
Bruins are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Buffalo.
Boston is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games this season.

Sabres

Buffalo is 6-14 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Buffalo’s last 9 games against Boston.
Buffalo is 3-16 SU in their last 19 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Buffalo’s last 7 games when playing at home against Boston.
Buffalo is 6-14 SU in their last 20 games against an opponent in the East conference.

Bruins vs Sabres Betting Picks

The Bruins will come and play on Thursday carrying a mission. The Sabres will brace for revenge, but their effort alone will not be sufficient to topple the firepower of their visitors. Take Boston winning this game once again in the NHL Betting Markets. Now in the last stretch of the regular season, the Bruins are adamant to seal their seat in the playoffs.

Score Prediction: Bruins 4, Sabres 1.