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Buffalo SabresMontreal Canadiens
Jan 31, 7:30 PM | Bell Centre

Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens Odds

20-24-5TEAM RECORD19-21-9

The Montreal Canadiens look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Sabres arrive at Bell Centre on Tuesday.

The Canadiens bring a 19-21-9 record to the battle against the 20-24-5 Sabres. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Montreal go 20-24-5 so far and the Sabres go 21-27-1.

View Buffalo vs Montreal Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Canadiens in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -160 on most hockey betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 11-ranked Canadiens and the No. 29-rated Sabres in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 15-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 26 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 12.6% rate while the Sabres have a 81.2% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Devils. Bettors on Buffalo at +140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Canadiens were a 7-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at +135 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a win are 0-10

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing New Jersey are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 4-4-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Sabres at Canadiens trends to consider:
Buffalo is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Buffalo's last 11 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Buffalo's last 7 games when playing on the road against Montreal
Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Montreal's last 11 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal's last 7 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Buffalo home to NY Rangers, Wednesday, February 1
Montreal at New Jersey, Thursday, February 2

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