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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Thursday when the Montreal Canadiens and the Buffalo Sabres meet at First Niagara Center.

Montreal lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Bruins on February 6. Bettors who backed the Bruins at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Sabres were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Ottawa at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Buffalo:
Team record: 3-6-1 SU, ATS
Current streak: lost 3 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games at home
is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of last 16 games when playing Montreal

When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Ottawa are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Montreal:
Team record: 6-3-0 SU, ATS

is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of last 16 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 7 games when playing on the road against Buffalo

When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Next up:
Montreal home to Toronto, Saturday, February 9
Buffalo at NY Islanders, Saturday, February 9