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Canadiens are Streaking Their Way Into the Postseason

The Habs hit the road to take on the Sabres as they look to keep riding a hot streak into the playoffs. Winners of five straight games, the Canadiens will be a confident bunch this postseason and if Carey Price keeps up his ridiculous level of play, they could win a few games once they get there.

  • Carey Price has allowed two or fewer goals in 14 of his last 17 starts.
  • The Canadiens are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games on the road against the Sabres.
  • The Canadiens are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games on the road.

As always, make sure you know who’s starting in goal before you place a bet on this game. Montreal is already locked into a first-round playoff matchup with New York and has nothing left to play for in its final three games – other than keeping the streak going. Look for Charlie Lindgren to get his second start for the Habs after a fine performance in his Canadiens’ debut that saw him stop 31 of the Panthers’ 32 shots on Monday.

For the Sabres, their young players are competing for jobs next year and beating them in Buffalo tonight will be no easy feat.

Given how the Canadiens have been playing, defensively, since the start of March and that they’ve posted just one OVER in their last eight games, I’ll be looking at this contest to go UNDER its opening total of 5.5.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting Montreal Canadiens in this one, they Canadiens listed earlier today as favorites of -150 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.7-1.6 result in favor of the Canadiens today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Montreal Canadiens vs Buffalo Sabres Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Buffalo Sabres are 32-35-12 so far on the season. The Montreal Canadiens, meanwhile, are 46-24-9. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Buffalo go 36-36-7 and the Canadiens go 28-36-15 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs Montreal injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 19 (Buffalo Sabres) and the No. 21 (Montreal Canadiens) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Buffalo's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 2.49 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.43 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 24.78% while the Canadiens defense kills off 81.12% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Montreal was a 4-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Panthers. They won as -127 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Maple Leafs at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Maple Leafs at -163 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games
  • Montreal is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Buffalo is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal home to Tampa Bay, Friday, April 7th
Buffalo at Florida, Saturday, April 8th