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Sabres open as moneyline underdog vs Canadiens

Buffalo SabresMontreal Canadiens
March 23, 7:00 PM | Bell Centre

Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens Odds

12-15-4TEAM RECORD20-5-5

Buffalo pays a visit to Montreal on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Canadiens bats in hockey action at Bell Centre.

The Canadiens sport records of 20-5-5 heading into this matchup, while the Sabres sit at 12-15-4 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 17-13 for the Canadiens and 16-13-2 for the Sabres.

View Buffalo vs Montreal Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Canadiens were listed earlier today as -205 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

Power Rankings:
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.

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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 20.9% rate while the Sabres have a 77.9% rate on the penalty kill.

The Sabres were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Buffalo at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Canadiens were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Islanders. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at -135 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Buffalo Sabres Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing NY Islanders are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Sabres at Canadiens trends to consider:
Buffalo is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Montreal
Buffalo is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Buffalo's last 10 games when playing on the road against Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Buffalo's last 18 games when playing Montreal
Montreal is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Montreal's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Montreal's last 10 games when playing at home against Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Montreal's last 18 games when playing Buffalo

Next up:
Buffalo at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, March 26
Montreal at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, March 26