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Buffalo Sabres Face the Montreal Canadiens: NHL Odds and Betting Stats

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Buffalo Sabres dueling the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday at Bell Centre.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Montreal Canadiens as -220 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.3-1.9 win for the Sabres on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

28-13-6 Montreal battles the Sabres, currently with a 18-18-9 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 20-19-8 for the Canadiens and 18-23-4 for the Sabres. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Buffalo injuries news.

This game puts the Montreal Canadiens, most recently No. 7 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Buffalo Sabres, who rate a No. 21 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Montreal Canadiens No. 7-ranked offense (3.02 goals per game) against a Buffalo Sabres defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 22.6% rate while the Sabres have a 73.88% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Buffalo was a 3-2 winner at home against the Red Wings. Bettors on Buffalo at -111 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Canadiens were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Buffalo is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games on the road
  • Montreal is 17-8 ATS in its last 25 games
  • Montreal is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Montreal is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Montreal is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo at Nashville, Tuesday, January 24th
Montreal home to Calgary, Tuesday, January 24th

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