NHL Friday: Peterson picks Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres, Minnesota Wild vs Los Angeles Kings
Boston Bruins (-300) @ Buffalo Sabres (+250), 7 pm EDT
The Boston Bruins (26-12-6) are heavily favored to defeat the Buffalo Sabres (12-27-7) Friday night and with good reason. The Bruins have won five in a row now and are as hot as any team right now in the NHL. Although the Boston Puck Line is tempting here, Buffalo is playing very well and should not be underestimated. In four meetings this season, the Bruins and Sabres have hit under 5.5 all four times. Lean on the under here.
PICK: Under 5.5 (-115)
Minnesota Wild (-162) @ Los Angeles Kings (+152), 10 pm EDT
The Minnesota Wild (29-13-3) will roll into California and look to defeat a Los Angeles Kings (17-20-6) team that has struggled with consistency. On Wednesday night, Minnesota beat the Arizona Coyotes in a hard-fought effort that ended 4-1. Los Angeles is coming off of a 4-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks last time out. Minnesota has now won five games in a row and will look to make it six at the expense of the Kings, who are 4-6 in their last ten games. Take Minnesota on the Moneyline here even though it is a bit steep.
PICK: Minnesota Wild (-162)