One of the favorites of the East, “Boston” takes only 11th place in the standings of its conference (30 points). However, in comparison with the main competitors, the “bears” have several matches in reserve.
The Bruins’ players played their last match two weeks ago: Bruce Cassidy’s charges lost 1: 3 to the Islanders. Note that now “Boston” will play with almost the optimal composition. It’s time for the club to catch up. You can bet on the victory of the ice owners with a coefficient 1.53…
Before the break in the regular season of the NHL hockey players “Buffalo” played a series of four matches with scored points. But then the “blades” lost twice in regulation time. Don Granato’s team lost to New Jersey (3: 4) and Islanders (1: 4).
Note that the main goalkeeper Craig Anderson is still in the Buffalo infirmary, and the leading forwards Jeff Skinner and Dylan Cosens are in the covid protocol.
Last fall, “Boston” twice beat “Buffalo” (4: 1, 5: 1). I think the chances of another landslide victory for the Bruins are high. You can bet on the hosts with a handicap of -1.5 goals with the odds 1.79…
Usually matches between “Boston” and “Buffalo” are successful. It is likely that the teams on the first day of 2022 will again delight the fans with abandoned pucks. You can bet on the total total over 5.5 goals with the odds 1.92…
Forecast and rate
I will choose a bet for hosts with a negative handicap… “Bruins” missed the game and waited for the return of almost all injured and sick players. I think they will convincingly defeat the humble Buffalo.