NHL Lines: Sabres vs. Habs
Buffalo has been better on the road, and it will suit the Sabres just fine to be underdogs when they face the Canadiens on Saturday night at the Bell Centre.
These are teams with a deep-rooted animosity for one another, and although Montreal has won the previous three matchups, the Sabres are the team that has won six of the last 10 head-to-head meetings.
Underdog bettors at sportsbooks like Bovada could be tempted with the overall record of the Sabres against the Canadiens and wager on a possible big payday.
Ryan Miller is back from injury, and Carey Price should be in net for Montreal in a duel between teams that rarely run up the score.
Totals bettors should expect those trends to continue with another low-scoring contest. The past five matchups between the clubs sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
The Canadiens picked up a huge win over the Kings on Wednesday - and in the past five games prior to playing Atlanta on Friday night they had allowed just seven goals.
The Sabres had scored just 2.1 goals per game this season heading into their Friday night game against Toronto. If Buffalo expects to put up a fight in this one, they will need more than Derek Roy to advance their cause.