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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 3-2 result against the Capitals on April 9. Bettors who backed the Capitals at +142 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Sabres were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Winnipeg at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Buffalo:
Team record: 16-18-6 SU, ATS

is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing Montreal
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of last 19 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 6 games at home

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

Montreal:
Team record: 25-9-5 SU, ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of last 11 games on the road
is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of last 19 games when playing Buffalo

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

Next up:
Montreal at Toronto, Saturday, April 13
Buffalo home to Philadelphia, Saturday, April 13