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Montreal Canadiens take on Sabres in hockey test

Montreal CanadiensBuffalo Sabres
March 21, 7:00 PM | First Niagara Center

Montreal Canadiens vs Buffalo Sabres Odds

28-32-13TEAM RECORD34-29-10

NHL wagering interest swings to the Buffalo vs Montreal battle on Wednesday at First Niagara Center as the Sabres try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

This season the Sabres are 34-29-10 overall while the Canadiens are 28-32-13. As for the totals, Buffalo is 30-38-5 on the OU, and Montreal is 29-35-9.

View Montreal vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Sabres as -170 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 27 (Sabres) and the No. 15 (Canadiens) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 23-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 16.3% rate while the Canadiens have a 89.5% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Montreal was a 3-2 loser at home against the Islanders. Bettors on New York at -107 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 7-3 winner on the road against the Lightning. Bettors on Buffalo at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing NY Islanders are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Canadiens at Sabres trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Montreal's last 14 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
Montreal is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
Montreal is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Buffalo is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Montreal
Buffalo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Buffalo's last 14 games when playing Montreal
Buffalo is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
Montreal home to Ottawa, Friday, March 23
Buffalo at NY Rangers, Friday, March 23

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