Stadium: KeyBank Center (Buffalo)
Prediction for the NHL Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins match, which will take place on March 19. Check the team conditions and choose several betting options.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Buffalo is slowly falling away from being a real playoff contender. It's a shame because it was a rare chance for the young and ambitious team to participate in the Cup battles, which the club hasn't been in a long time. The Blades were never far from the top-8 in the first half of the regular season, but now they've slowed down sharply. The team had eight losses in the last ten meetings, beating only Tampa Bay and Toronto 5:3 and 4:3, respectively. The Yellow and Blue now sit in 11th place in the Eastern Conference standings, while their lead over the top eight continues to grow.
Boston has been impressive in the current regular season. Very soon, the Bears will win the President's Cup, as they are now leading the NHL standings by 11 points ahead of their nearest pursuer, with only 14 games left to play. The team understands that, too, so they're now systematically preparing for the playoffs, because of which misfires occur. In the last six meetings, the Black and Yellow have suffered three losses and three wins, which is not the best result for such a powerful team. The reasons for this decline are explained above.
Expert Betting Tips
Buffalo is in bad shape, so their chances of making the playoffs are gradually approaching zero. The Blades understand that, as they've stopped playing their best, their point losses are getting worse and worse. In their last ten games, the team suffered eight losses. Now it will be hard for them to count on success, as their opponent will be the leader of the regular championship. By now, the Bears are almost guaranteed first place in the league but continue to collect points steadily. As a result, a bet on the victory of Boston.
Boston has beaten Buffalo eight times in their last nine head-to-head encounters, but beyond that, their performance is noteworthy. In their previous 11 meetings between the teams, the Bears have scored 51 times against the Blades (4.64 goals-against average), which is incredibly high for such a long stretch. Now Don Granato's squad has continuing problems with defense. The Black-and-Yellow team plays excellent on offense, so the best option for the prediction seems to be an individual total of Boston over 3.5 pucks, and separately we should bet on the total over 0.5 points by Jake DeBraska.