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Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins 3/2/2023 Picks, Tips And Game Analysis

Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins 3/2/2023 Picks, Tips And Game Analysis

On Thursday night, the Boston Bruins will host the Buffalo Sabres at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts for a matchup in the Atlantic Division. Despite winning three out of their last five games, the Sabres are currently in fourth place in the division with a 31-24-4 record, trailing the first-place Bruins by 33 points. The team has had success on the road, winning 19 out of 29 away games this season. However, their momentum was halted on Tuesday with a 3-5 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets, snapping their three-game winning streak. 

Right-winger Jack Quinn led the Sabres with one goal and an assist in the defeat. RW Tage Thompson and RW JJ Peterka also contributed goals, but it was not enough to overcome Columbus. The Bruins will be a tough opponent for Buffalo, who will need to be at their best to secure a victory on the road.    

  • The Buffalo Sabres are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games on the road against Boston.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Buffalo’s last 6 games with an opponent in the East.
  • The total hung OVER in 8 of Buffalo’s last 11 games with a rival in the Atlantic Division.

Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins 3/2/2023 Picks, Tips And Game Analysis

The Boston Bruins are on fire, riding a wave of eight consecutive wins and looking to extend their streak to nine in a row when they host the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Boston has been the dominant team in the league this season, boasting an impressive 47-8-5 record and sitting atop the Atlantic Division with 99 points, a comfortable 17 points ahead of their nearest rival. With a home record of 24-2-3, the Bruins will be tough to beat on their own ice.

In their most recent game, a hard-fought overtime victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday, defenseman Dmitry Orlov and goaltender Linus Ullmark were the heroes for the Bruins. Orlov netted two goals, while Ullmark made an outstanding 54 saves to earn the win. Although the Bruins allowed three consecutive goals to fall behind 3-2 in the second period and early third period, they battled back to tie the game and ultimately came out on top in overtime.     

  • The Boston Bruins are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games at home against the Buffalo Sabres.
  • The total remained UNDER in 8 of Boston’s last 10 games played on a Thursday.
  • The total stayed UNDER in 7 of Boston’s last 7 games played on a Thursday when at home.

Buffalo Sabres vs. Boston Bruins. The NHL Pick for this contest is Boston -135. Despite the absence of key players RW Alex Tuch (lower body) and Defenseman Rasmus Dahlin (undisclosed), the Bruins remain the stronger team in this matchup, boasting a deep roster of talented players and the added benefit of home-ice advantage on Thursday. Boston’s eight-game winning streak also provides them with a significant momentum boost. However, Buffalo has an impressive 20-9 record on the road this season, indicating that the game will likely be closely contested with a tight scoreline. Ultimately, the prediction is that the Boston Bruins will secure a 4-3 victory.

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET

Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023                                                                                       


NHL Odds/Point Spread: Boston Bruins -295            

NHL Totals: 6.5

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