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Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens Odds
A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Buffalo duelling Montreal on Tuesday at Bell Centre.
The Canadiens sport records of 19-5-4 heading into this matchup, while the Sabres sit at 10-15-4 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 16-12 for the Canadiens and 15-12-2 for the Sabres.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Canadiens and the No. 29-ranked Sabres, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 5-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.2 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 20.3% rate while the Sabres have a 78.4% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Capitals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -126 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Montreal was a 2-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Devils. They won as -123 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing NY Islanders are 6-4
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Sabres at Canadiens trends to consider:
Buffalo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Montreal
Buffalo is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Buffalo's last 9 games when playing on the road against Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Buffalo's last 17 games when playing Montreal
Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Montreal's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Montreal's last 9 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Montreal's last 17 games when playing Buffalo
Buffalo home to Toronto, Thursday, March 21
Montreal at NY Islanders, Thursday, March 21