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NHL Betting Odds and Prediction - Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens

The Buffalo Sabres will look to grab a road win when they take on the Canadiens in Montreal at Bell Centre on Thursday in NHL betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Montreal Canadiens as -157 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.1-2.3 result in favor of the Canadiens today. 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

The Canadiens sit at 31-30-6 on the season; in comparison, the Buffalo Sabres are currently 27-32-9. Looking to wager on the totals? Montreal is 33-25-9 OU, and Buffalo is 24-28-16 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Buffalo injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 28-rated Montreal Canadiens and the No. 21-ranked Buffalo Sabres, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Montreal Canadiens No. 12-ranked offense (2.73 goals per game) against a Buffalo Sabres defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.72 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 17.05% rate while the Sabres have a 81.61% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Sabres were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -163 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Stars at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at +135 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Montreal
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing Montreal
  • Montreal is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Montreal is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games at home
  • Montreal is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Buffalo

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo home to Carolina, Saturday, March 12th
Montreal home to Minnesota, Saturday, March 12th

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