Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens Odds
The Buffalo Sabres will look to grab a road win when they take on the Canadiens in Montreal at Bell Centre on Tuesday in hockey odds action.
Montreal will face the 3-1 Sabres. In totals betting, the Canadiens are 2-1-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Sabres are 2-2 favoring the OVER.
If you're going with the Canadiens in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -105 on most hockey betting menus for Monday's contest.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 11-ranked Canadiens and the No. 2-rated Sabres in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 14-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 12.5% rate while the Sabres have a 86.7% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, Buffalo was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Penguins. Bettors on Buffalo at +116 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Last time out for Montreal, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Avalanche at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Avalanche at +120 were rewarded, while the 11 goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 4-4-1
After a loss are 5-5
A few Sabres at Canadiens trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing on the road against Montreal
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games on the road
Buffalo is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 5 games when playing at home against Buffalo
Montreal is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing Buffalo
Montreal is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Buffalo
Buffalo at Florida, Thursday, October 20
Montreal at Pittsburgh, Thursday, October 20