Bruins vs Sabres Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/7

Bruins vs Sabres Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/7

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Preview: Buffalo Sabres vs. Boston Bruins - NHL Showdown

Introduction

Prepare for an intense clash as the Buffalo Sabres face off against the Boston Bruins. In this preview, we'll delve into player statistics, recent performances, and provide our prediction for the game scheduled on December 7, 2023, at 5:00 PM.

 

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres, currently seventh in the Atlantic Division with a 10-14-2 record, take on the Boston Bruins, leading the Atlantic Division with a 17-4-3 record.

Goaltender Duel:

Sabres' goaltenders Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, Devon Levi, and Eric Comrie have stats of 2.81 GA/G and .907 SV%, 3.73 GA/G and .876 SV%, and 4.01 GA/G and .863 SV%, respectively. For the Bruins, Jeremy Swayman and Linus Ullmark showcase impressive stats with 2.08 GA/G and .932 SV%, and 2.65 GA/G and .918 SV%, respectively.

 

Game Information

The game will take place at the TD Garden in Boston, MA, on December 7, 2023, at 5:00 PM. The Bruins are the favorites with a -250 money line, and the puck line is set at -1.5.

 

Scoring Leaders

Key players to watch include Casey Mittelstadt for the Sabres and David Pastrnak for the Bruins. Mittelstadt leads with 22 points and 6 goals, while Pastrnak impresses with 36 points and 14 goals.

 

Injury Report

The Sabres enter the game with some key players on the injury report, including Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen and Rasmus Dahlin. In contrast, the Bruins have no injured players, ensuring a full-strength lineup.

 

Team Stats

Let's compare the team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PIM PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
Buffalo Sabres 2.85 3.46 29.2 29.8 244 12 15.8 16 81.2 2 0
Boston Bruins 3.33 2.46 31.8 31.8 248 18 22.8 10 89.0 0 0

 

Recent Performances

Let's review the last 5 games for both teams:

Buffalo Sabres

Recent results include a 5-3 loss against Detroit (12/5) and a 2-1 loss against Nashville (12/3).

Boston Bruins

The Bruins are in excellent form, winning four out of their last five games, including a 3-1 victory against Columbus (12/3) and a 4-3 overtime win against Toronto (12/2).

 

Prediction

Considering the Bruins' dominant form, especially at home, and the Sabres dealing with injuries, we predict that the Bruins will secure a decisive victory and cover the -1.5 puck line. Expect the Bruins to control the game and win by a margin of two or more goals.

The Bruins are likely to capitalize on their offensive prowess and defensive stability to outclass the Sabres, making the -1.5 puck line an appealing pick for this game.

 

Pick: Boston Bruins -1.5 

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