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Montreal Canadiens vs. Buffalo Sabres

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