Buffalo Sabres take on Canadiens in hockey test
Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens Odds
The Montreal Canadiens battle the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Saturday in NHL betting action at Bell Centre.
Montreal will face the 3-3-1 Sabres. In totals betting, the Canadiens are 3-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Sabres are 4-3 favoring the OVER.
Hockey odds makers opened the Canadiens as -131 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Canadiens at No. 12 and the Sabres at No. 26 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montreal's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 3 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.3 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 27.3% while the Sabres defense kills off 82.8% of their penalties.
In their last action, Buffalo was a 7-4 winner on the road against the Bruins. Bettors on Buffalo at +160 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
The Canadiens were a 5-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Ottawa at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.
Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Ottawa are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
A few Sabres at Canadiens trends to consider:
Buffalo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Montreal
Buffalo is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Buffalo's last 8 games when playing on the road against Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Buffalo's last 15 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Montreal's last 8 games when playing at home against Buffalo
Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Montreal's last 15 games when playing Buffalo
Buffalo home to Florida, Sunday, February 3
Montreal home to Ottawa, Sunday, February 3