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Montreal Canadiens vs Buffalo Sabres in NHL Odds

Montreal pays a visit to Buffalo on Friday, hoping to shut down the Sabres snipers in hockey action at First Niagara Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Buffalo Sabres were listed earlier today as 113 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.4-2.3 win for the Canadiens. 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 sport a record of 21-28-6 heading into this matchup, while the Montreal Canadiens sit at 27-24-4 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 19-22-14 for the Sabres and 27-20-8 for the Canadiens. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs Montreal injuries news.

This game puts the Buffalo Sabres, most recently No. 29 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Montreal Canadiens, who rate a No. 23 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Buffalo Sabres No. 29-ranked offense (2.29 goals per game) against a Montreal Canadiens defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.65 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 20.23% rate while the Canadiens have a 83.33% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Lightning at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at +112 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Buffalo lost its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Flyers on February 11. Bettors who backed the Flyers at -155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Montreal's last 7 games
  • Montreal is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Montreal's last 7 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Buffalo is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal
  • Buffalo is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Montreal

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal at Arizona, Monday, February 15th
Buffalo home to Colorado, Sunday, February 14th