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Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins 05/01/2021 NHL Previews, Spread & Game Analysis

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Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins 05-01-2021 NHL Previews Spread & Game Analysis

Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins 05/01/2021 – The Boston Bruins faced the cellar-dwelling Buffalo Sabres multiple times last month, and the team definitely took advantage of it. On Saturday afternoon, the Bruins will look to begin the new month in the same manner they ended April – defeating the also-ran Sabres. Both teams will play the second of their last two-game series of the regular season at the TD Garden with the Bruins pegged as heavy favorites at home anew with a -385 moneyline price in the latest NHL Betting Lines. The Sabres, who now have lost three straight, are offered at +334. The game begins at 01:00 PM Eastern Time with a live broadcast on NHL Network, SN, NESN, and MSG-B.

Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins 05/01/2021

When: Saturday, May 1, 1:00 PM ET

Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

TV: NHL Network | SN | NESN | MSG-B

Stream: NHL.TV

Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins 05/01/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Buffalo Sabres +1.5 (+108) 5.5 o (-120) +334
Boston Bruins -1.5 (-133) 5.5 u (+109) -385
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Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres have lost all but one of the games they had against the Bruins so far this season. Saturday’s match will be their eighth and last time to face the much-favored rivals on the ice this year. Thus, Don Granato and the rest of the Sabres are hoping that they will be able to put up worthy competition on the ice. The season could be characterized as a campaign marred by a series of mishaps for the Sabres. But if it’s any consolation, Buffalo fans can bank on the numbers produced by the team since March 31, which shows the Sabres winning seven of their 13 total wins of the season, and counting. 

Players to watch: S. Reinhart C (G 23 A 14 PTS 37), V. Olofsson RW( G 13 A 17 PTS 30), R. Dahlin D (G 5 A 18 PTS 23).

Boston Bruins

The Sabres stamped their class over the Sabres on Thursday, winning 5-2 at home to cap off the month of April on a blistering note. The searing performance to close the last month has kept the team afloat in the East division playoff chase. Entering May, the objective is first to secure a postseason berth before eventually carrying their tremendous surge over to the next round. Boston holds a five-point cushion over fifth-placed New York Rangers in the last stretch of the race, while also being just a point short of third-placed New Islanders. David Krejci and Brad Marchand, who both stabilized the Bruins’ attack against the Sabres last game, are expected to tow the team once again as they look to dispatch Buffalo for one last time this season. 

Players to watch: B. Marchand C (G 27 A 33 PTS 60), D. Pastrnak RW (G 19 A 24 PTS 43), P. Bergeron C (G 18 A 24 PTS 42).

Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins Betting Predictions

Trends

Sabres

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo’s last 5 games.
Buffalo is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
Buffalo is 1-11 SU in their last 12 games against Boston.
Sabres are 3-14 SU in their last 17 games on the road.
Buffalo is 0-6 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo’s last 6 games this season.

Bruins

Boston is 8-2 SU in their last 10 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston’s last 12 games against Buffalo.
Boston is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Boston is 6-0 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Buffalo.

Sabres vs Bruins Betting Picks

The Sabres will put up a commendable job in their last meeting against the Bruins this season. But the Bruins will not allow their visitors to spoil their bid to stretch their winning run and delay a secured playoff spot. True to their objective, Buffalo will go out and give Boston a run for its money, which is a good opportunity to back them up in the handicap markets in the top NHL sportsbooks, which have them as heavy underdogs on the road. It may be a closely contested game, but the Bruins will make sure they will take the W in the end. 

Score Prediction: Sabres 3, Bruins 4.