Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 4/28/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Buffalo Sabres vs Boston Bruins
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Sabres (+260) Bruins (-333)
The Buffalo Sabres (31-38-11) are headed to TD Garden on Thursday where they will go up against the Boston Bruins (50-25-5). The moneyline on this game has Buffalo at +260 and Boston is coming in at -333. The total has been set at 6.
The Buffalo Sabres will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 5-3 victory over the Islanders in the last game they played. Buffalo garnered 34 penalty mins for this contest. The Sabres had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in the win. Moreover, they had 6 chances on the power play and notched 1 goal. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 5 of the 35 shots they put on net.
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Buffalo Sabres opponents have totaled 205 power play tries (31st in the NHL) and have come away with 48 goals in those chances. The Sabres have had 2,649 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .894. Buffalo has taken 2,376 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.5%. At even strength, the Sabres have conceded 232 goals while getting 179 themselves. Buffalo has 216 power play chances and they have scored 47 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 21.76%. For the year, they have earned 73 points and their points percentage is .456. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Buffalo Sabres have accumulated 226 goals (23rd in hockey) for the season and have surrendered 280.
The man protecting the net in this game is Craig Anderson. Anderson has taken the ice for 683 contests throughout his hockey career. He has a record of 308-264-71 and he has gotten the start in 597 games. Opponents have been able to score 1,840 goals versus Anderson in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.85. Anderson has seen 20,939 shots taken against him and has recorded 19,099 saves. His save percentage currently is .912 in his 38,738 mins played. During his career on the ice, Anderson has compiled 318 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .533.
Their last time out, Boston faced the Panthers in a matchup where the Bruins ended up with the victory by a final of 4-2. The Bruins had 4 goals of the 38 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing but didn't score a goal.
The Bruins have 199 goals at even strength and 47 goals (17th in hockey) while on the power play. Boston has taken 2,904 shots (2nd in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.47%, while allowing the opposition 2,288 shots. On the year, the Boston Bruins have accounted for 246 goals, 105 points, and a points percentage of .656. They have a tally of 229 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 20.52%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 81.25% on their oppositions 256 power play chances, and their save percentage is 90.7%. They have allowed 213 goals to be scored by of a combination of 165 goals at even strength and 48 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you will find Jeremy Swayman defending the goal. Swayman is the owner of a lifetime record of 30-16-3 and has played in 50 games. Swayman's rate of quality starts comes out to 68.8% and he has qualified for 33 quality starts in his pro career. He has accrued 1,249 saves out of the 1,356 shots taken against him, giving him a save percentage of .921. Opponents are averaging 2.19 goals per game and he has yielded 107 goals in total. He got the starting nod in 48 games and has accumulated 2,933 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Buffalo (+260)
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