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Montreal CanadiensBuffalo Sabres
Feb 17, 7:30 PM | First Niagara Center

Montreal Canadiens vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

23-25-10TEAM RECORD24-27-6

The visiting Canadiens hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at First Niagara Center against the Buffalo Sabres.

The Sabres bring a 24-27-6 record to the battle against the 23-25-10 Canadiens. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Buffalo go 24-31-2 so far and the Canadiens go 24-28-6.

View Montreal vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Buffalo sat as -125 favorites. The total was set at 5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 27 (Sabres) and the No. 11 (Canadiens) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 25-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 16.4% rate while the Canadiens have a 88.9% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Bruins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -119 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 7-2 loser as they battled the Flyers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Flyers at -150 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing New Jersey are 5-5
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Canadiens at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Montreal's last 12 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Montreal is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Montreal is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Buffalo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Buffalo's last 12 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing at home against Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Montreal home to New Jersey, Sunday, February 19
Buffalo home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, February 19

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