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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Sunday when the Montreal Canadiens and the Buffalo Sabres meet at First Niagara Center.

Montreal won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Senators on March 15. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at -145 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Islanders on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Islanders at -145 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Buffalo:
Team record: 19-39-8 SU, ATS
Current streak: lost 4 straight games.

is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of last 22 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone OVER in 8 of last 12 games at home
is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games at home

When playing on Sunday are 1-9
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Carolina are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Montreal:
Team record: 36-25-7 SU, ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 15 of last 22 games when playing Buffalo
is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing Buffalo

When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Colorado are 6-4
After playing Ottawa are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Next up:
Montreal home to Colorado, Tuesday, March 18
Buffalo at Calgary, Tuesday, March 18