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Montreal Canadiens vs. Buffalo Sabres

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