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Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Matchup Report

Montreal CanadiensBuffalo Sabres
March 12, 7:00 PM | First Niagara Center

Montreal Canadiens vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

27-32-10TEAM RECORD32-29-8

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Montreal duelling Buffalo on Monday at First Niagara Center.

This season the Sabres are 32-29-8 overall while the Canadiens are 27-32-10. As for the totals, Buffalo is 28-38-3 on the OU, and Montreal is 29-33-7.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-160 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 24-ranked Sabres and the No. 15-rated Canadiens in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 2.5 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 15.8% while the Canadiens defense kills off 89.2% of their penalties.

In their last action, Montreal was a 4-1 winner on the road against the Canucks. Bettors on Montreal at +210 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Sabres were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Buffalo at +130 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Vancouver are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Ottawa are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Canadiens at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Montreal's last 13 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Montreal is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Montreal is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Buffalo is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Buffalo's last 13 games when playing Montreal
Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing at home against Montreal

Next up:
Montreal home to Ottawa, Wednesday, March 14
Buffalo home to Colorado, Wednesday, March 14

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