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Bruins Top Bet to Maul Sabres

Close your eyes. Let your mind drift back. Back to the 1970s and 80s and 90s. See the footage in the recesses of your mind.

The games took place in the Boston Garden or the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium. They were physical, fast, skilled, and, yes, violent. It is a rivalry that has more than its share of legends. Bobby Orr. Raymond Bourque. Dominik Hasek. Gilbert Perreault.

Bruins Top Bet to Maul Sabres
Bruins Top Bet to Maul Sabres

That was then. This is now. As Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News wrote, the Boston Bruins have beaten the Buffalo Sabres in 10 out of the last 11 games, and 20 out of the last 22 overall.

Which is why NHL Vegas odds have the Bruins as a strong favorite.

Sabres vs Bruins Game Betting Lines

Sabres vs Bruins Best Bets

The Bruins are a -265 moneyline favorite and, as such, should be considered your best NHL bets for Thursday.



For a team many observers expected to struggle after the off-season retirements of top-line center Patrice Bergeron and second-line center David Krejci, all the Bruins have done in the first quarter of the season is win 17 of 24 games, with their .771 points percentage tied with the New York Rangers for most in the NHL.

It’s not just that the Bruins are winning. It’s how they are winning that is impressive. Boston has allowed the second-fewest goals in the NHL (59) and their +22 goal differential is fourth-best in the league.

In short, things are going well in Boston.

Which cannot be said for Western New York’s National Hockey League franchise.

A trendy NHL betting pick to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs following a 2022-23 season in which they recorded 90 points for the first time since 2010-11, the Sabres enter tonight’s game as one of the league’s most shocking disappointments.

Buffalo’s 22 points ranks seventh in the Atlantic Division, ahead of only Ottawa, which has banked 20. Moreover, the Sabres are tied with Minnesota and Seattle for fourth-fewest points earned. The only teams that are worse? Columbus and Edmonton (21), Anaheim and Ottawa (20), San Jose (16), and Chicago (15).

Into this maelstrom of ineptitude enters Eric Robertson, whom the Sabres acquired from Columbus Wednesday.

Robertson is expected to play tonight, according to Lance Lysowski of the Buffalo News, and should slot in as a bottom-six winger who kills penalties.

NHL Pick: Boston Bruins -265



Sabres vs Bruins Game Information

  • Game: Sabres (10-14-2) vs Bruins (17-4-3).
  • Location: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Day/Time: Thursday, Dec. 7, 7:00 P.M. ET
  • Sabres vs Bruins Live Stream: NHL.com              


Questions Of The Day

How have the Sabres and Bruins been performing in their recent games?

Boston has won three-in-a-row and six-out-of-its-last-10 games. Buffalo is in the midst of a four-game losing streak and has dropped seven-out-of-its-last-10 games.

What is the best NHL spread pick for the Sabres-Bruins?

Considering Buffalo has allowed the fourth-most goals in the NHL, taking Boston to score more than 3 ½ goals should be viewed as the smart play.

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