Stadium: KeyBank Center (Buffalo)
Buffalo have allowed 17 goals in three games. Will Don Granato’s team perform better at home against Boston, or will Pastrnak with Marchand and Bergeron also throw the Sabres a full haul? Let’s pick a few options to bet on at once.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Buffalo miss a lot
The Sabres are capable of producing a quality stretch or even an entire game. For example, Buffalo recently beat Pittsburgh and Edmonton. But any team’s tournament prospects are ruined by a horrendous imbalance of play. Just look at Buffalo’s back-to-back losses ahead of the clash with Boston. A 4-5 loss to the Rangers and a 4-7 loss to Columbus. How can you solve any problems if even eight goals in two games are not enough for a team to score at least one tournament point? That’s a rhetorical question.
Boston aren’t much better than Buffalo in the standings
While the Sabres are currently ranked 13th in the Eastern Conference composite table, Boston are only 12th. That’s more of an imaginary juxtaposition than a real power ranking, though. The Bruins are three games less than Buffalo and five games more than Detroit, which leads Boston by one point.
In the previous game, Bruce Cassidy’s team could not oppose Calgary at home, losing 0:4. Unpleasant, though not spectacular, defeat. The Flames can’t counter anything so far this season in the entire league. In addition, before losing to Calgary, Boston posted a streak of three straight victories. The Bruins beat New Jersey, Montreal, and Philadelphia by the same score of 5-2.
Expert Betting Tips
Boston will not lose to Buffalo, either away or at home or on a neutral field. In the last 14 head-to-head games, the opposite has only happened once. On home ice, the Sabres were helped by Sam Reinhart’s hat-trick. Now Reinhart left, so the Sabres certainly have little hope.
We predict that Boston will be closer to victory in a result-oriented matchup. The Bruins have become a top-flight team tonight due to all the lineup reshuffles.
- X2 and Total Over 4.5 for 1.90;
- W2 for 1.64;
- W2 for 1.71.