Bruins vs Sabres Prediction - NHL Picks 3/19/23
Buffalo Sabres (33-29-6) vs Boston Bruins (51-11-5)
Game Info: Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 1:00 pm (KeyBank Center)
Betting Odds: Buffalo Sabres +154 / Boston Bruins -192 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres meet Sunday in NHL action at the KeyBank Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 47 goals, David Krejci has 39 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 223 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Linus Ullmark has given up 81 goals on 1,252 shots faced, and Jeremy Swagman has allowed 60 goals on 726 shots.
The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 24.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Tage Thompson leads Buffalo with 42 goals, Rasmus Dahlin has 49 assists and Jeff Skinner has 190 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 72.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has given up 101 goals on 950 shots faced, and Craig Anderson has given up 67 goals on 770 shots.
The Bruins are 23-9 in their last 32 road games and 7-2 in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest. The Sabres are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The over is 7-3-1 in Bruins last 11 Sunday games. The over is 3-1-1 in Sabres last 5 overall. The Bruins are 20-7 in the last 27 meetings in Buffalo and 37-14 in the last 51 meetings. The favorite is 37-14 in the last 51 meetings.
The Buffalo Sabres have the rest advantage, they're at home, and they need wins if they're going to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. Early games also usually favor the home team. With all that said, the Boston Bruins have been the best team in the league, and they're also the most profitable team for bettors. There's just no stepping in front of the Bruins until they give us a reason to. Give me the Bruins and the PL for max betting value.
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Randy’s Pick Boston Bruins -1.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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