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Buffalo Sabres take on Canadiens in hockey test

Buffalo Sabres

Montreal Canadiens
20-43-8 March 25, 2014, 07:30 PM | Bell Centre 40-26-7

The visiting Sabres hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to steal a win at Bell Centre against the Montreal Canadiens.

The Sabres will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 20-43-8 this season, while the Canadiens are 40-26-7. Buffalo is 24-36-11 against the total, while Montreal is 25-38-10 versus the number.View Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Sabres listed earlier today as underdogs of 228 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

The Canadiens - Sabres odds would favor the Canadiens if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Montreal is rated No. 10 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Buffalo is at No. 30.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Canucks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Canucks at -235 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Montreal won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Bruins on March 24. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at +175 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montreal's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 2.58 goals per game, against a Sabres defense that ranks No. 23 at 2.96 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 18.8% while the Sabres defense kills off 82.2% of their penalties.

Next up:
Buffalo at Nashville, Thursday, March 27th
Montreal at Detroit, Thursday, March 27th