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Buffalo Sabres take on Canadiens in hockey test

Buffalo SabresMontreal Canadiens
Feb 2, 2:00 PM | Bell Centre

Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens Odds

3-3-1TEAM RECORD4-2-0

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.

View Buffalo vs Montreal Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Canadiens as -131 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Canadiens at No. 12 and the Sabres at No. 26 heading into this contest.

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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

Next up:
Buffalo home to Florida, Sunday, February 3
Montreal home to Ottawa, Sunday, February 3