The Bruins took a 2-1 lead over the Sabres in the best-of-seven NHL betting series, winning two straight despite allowing the first goal in all three games. Game 4 is tonight in Boston. The Bruins improved to 6-3 this season against Buffalo, which had 100 points to win the Northeast Division and earn a No. 3 seed in the playoffs.
The Sabres has struggled to make up for the loss of top scorer Thomas Vanek, who had 28 goals in the regular season. He left Game 2, a 5-3 Boston win, with an undisclosed injury and did not play on Monday night. With the personnel the Sabres are missing its evident they will be struggling offensively.
The Bruins are solid 55.8 percent favorites over the Sabres. The Bruins are favored as they have a +3 edge in shots on goal and are projected for 33 shots on goal vs 30 shots for the Sabres. The Bruins goalie(s) have the edge in save percentage at 91.3% compared to the Sabres goalie(s) who have a forecasted save percentage of 91.2%.
SBG Global have the lines at present for the Bruins -1 ½ (+220) and the Sabres +1 ½(-260) and the Total –Over 5(-130) the Under 5(+115) and the Bruins are -130 and the Sabres are +110 on the MoneyLine.
The Sabres: 45-27-10
The Sabres lately:
While playing on Wednesday’s they are 5-5
Before playing Colorado they were 7-3
After playing the Bruins they are 5-5
After a loss they are 6-4
The Bruins more lately:
While playing on Wednesday’s they are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa they were 3-7
After playing the Sabres they are 8-2
After a win they are 4-6