Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres 3-19-23 NHL Odds, Picks and Analysis

Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres 3/19/23 – On Sunday afternoon, the Boston Bruins  look to secure their second consecutive win when they take on the Buffalo Sabres. Bruins are coming off of a 3-0 victory against Winnipeg, the Sabres look for revenge against Philadelphia after falling 5-2 earlier that day. According to the most recent NHL betting stats, the Boston Bruins are expected to prevail in this matchup.

Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres

Date & Time: Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET

Location: KeyBank Center

Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres Betting Odds


Moneyline: -192

Puckline: -1.5 (+129)

Total: 6.5 over (-125)


Moneyline: +154

Puckline: +1.5 (-159)

Total: 6.5 under (+102)

Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres Analysis

In their last game, the Boston Bruins snapped their two-game losing streak with a win over the Jets. Now they hope to keep that momentum rolling with another victory against the Sabres that would give them their second straight win and third in five games overall. Boston is averaging 3.70 goals per game this year; scoring three goals on 24 shots last time out. Furthermore, Boston boasts one of the league’s strongest defensive units at 2.16 goals allowed per contest; without giving up a goal last time out and needing similar effort if they want another victory on Sunday. Unfortunately, Derek Forbort left with an injury last game and is out indefinitely.

The Buffalo Sabres have struggled over the past week and come into this game on a two-game losing streak. A win over Boston would give them their second win in four games and keep playoff hopes alive. Buffalo is averaging 3.63 goals per game, scoring two on 38 shots last game; defensively they allow 3.63 goals per game; five goals were allowed last time out and must improve if they want to avoid another loss. Craig Anderson saved 17 of 22 shots he faced this past week – improving to 10-10-2 with 2.89 GAA and 0.913 save percentage.

Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres Against the Spread

Bruins are 6-1 in their last 7 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation. Bruins are 8-2 in their last 10 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation. Bruins are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Atlantic. Bruins are 44-12 in their last 56 vs. a team with a losing record. Bruins are 7-2 in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest.

Over is 3-0-1 in Sabres last 4 vs. a team with a winning % above 0.600. Sabres are 1-6 in their last 7 overall. Over is 10-2-1 in Sabres last 13 games playing on 1 days rest. Sabres are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. Over is 4-1-1 in Sabres last 6 vs. Atlantic.

Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres Free Pick

The Bruins have split their last four games, but have won eight of their last 10 road games. At present, they’re playing well offensively; unfortunately for the Sabres they lack penalty killing ability and defensive stability at present. Despite this slump, Buffalo continues to score goals at a good clip; unfortunately for them though, Boston boasts excellent penalty killing capabilities and doesn’t give up many goals so expect them to stay in check against Buffalo according to NHL betting forums.

Free Pick: Boston Bruins -1.5 (+129)