Sabres vs Bruins Prediction - NHL Picks 12/7/23

Boston Bruins (17-4-3) vs Buffalo Sabres (10-14-2)

Game Info: Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Bruins -265 / Buffalo Sabres +220 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Buffalo Sabres will play the Boston Bruins on Thursday night at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Buffalo has lost four games in a row, while Boston comes into this game on a three game winning streak. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Sabres vs Bruins prediction.

Sabres Preview

The Buffalo Sabres are 10-14-2 this year after they lost to Detroit by a score of 5-3 in their last game. Buffalo allowed the first four goals in this game, but they were able to cut the lead to 4-3, before Detroit added an empty net goal. The Sabres out shot Detroit by a total of 32-27 and went 2-5 on the power play in the game. Buffalo has also lost to Nashville, Carolina, and St. Louis during this losing streak. The Sabres are scoring 2.85 goals per game and they are allowing 3.46 goals against per game, while going 15.8% on the power play and 81.2% on the penalty kill. Casey Mittelstadt has led the Sabres with six goals, 16 assists, and 38 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Buffalo is Devon Levi, who is 3-4-1 this year with a 3.73 goals against average and a .876 save percentage. 

Bruins Preview

The Boston Bruins are 17-4-3 this season after they defeated Columbus by a score of 3-1 in their last game. Boston trailed 1-0 in the third period, but they scored three goals in about six minutes for the win. The Bruins out shot Columbus by a total of 28-25 and went 2-6 on the power play in the game. Boston has also defeated Toronto and San Jose during this three game winning streak. The Bruins are scoring 3.33 goals per game and they are allowing 2.46 goals against per game, while going 22.8% on the power play and 89% on the penalty kill. David Pastrnak has led the Bruins with 14 goals, 22 assists, and 114 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Boston is Linus Ullmark, who is 8-3-1 this year with a 2.65 goals against average and a .918 save percentage. 

Boston Bruins Team Facts

  • The Bruins have won each of their last seven night games at TD Garden.
  • The Bruins have covered the puck line in each of their last seven night games against opponents on a losing streak.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Bruins' last seven games as favorites against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • The Bruins have won the second period in each of their last seven games against the Sabres following a home win.

Buffalo Sabres Team Facts

  • The Sabres have lost each of their last seven games at TD Garden following a loss.
  • The Sabres have covered the puck line in seven of their last eight games following a home loss.
  • The favorites have won the third period in each of the Sabres' last six games at TD Garden.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Sabres' last six games as underdogs against Atlantic Division opponents.

Boston Bruins Player Prop Facts

  • Pavel Zacha has recorded at least one point in each of the Bruins' last nine games at TD Garden.
  • David Pastrnak has scored a goal in each of the Bruins' last seven Thursday night games against the Sabres.
  • Charlie Coyle has recorded at least one assist in each of the Bruins' last six home games against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Brad Marchand ranks T2nd in the league for Game Winning Goals (4) this season.

Buffalo Sabres Player Prop Facts

  • Casey Mittelstadt has recorded at least one point in 11 of his last 12 appearances against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • John-Jason Peterka has recorded an assist in each of the Sabres' last three games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Casey Mittelstadt has scored a goal in each of his last three appearances against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • John-Jason Peterka has the equal-highest Plus/Minus for the Sabres this season (+2).

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Boston Bruins are one of five teams to rank in the top 10 for both goals scored and goals conceded per game this season.
  • The Boston Bruins ranks 1st in the league in save percentage this season (.923).
  • The Buffalo Sabres ranks 31st in the league for Period 1 goals allowed per game this season (1.38).
  • The Buffalo Sabres are one of only four teams to not play in a game that have gone to shootout this season.

Sabres vs Bruins Betting Prediction

Buffalo comes into this game looking to snap their four game losing streak, and they have been out scored by a total of 19-10 in those four games. Boston is looking for their fourth straight win and they have only allowed four goals in those three games. The Bruins are 9-1-1 at home, while Buffalo is 5-7-2 on the road. The Sabres did show good fight against the Red Wings, but they are running into one of the best teams in hockey here. Take the Bruins -1.5 in this game. 

David’s Pick Bruins -1.5

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