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NHL Betting Line Favors the Montreal Canadiens over the Buffalo Sabres Thursday

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Montreal Canadiens dueling the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday at KeyBank Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Montreal Canadiens opened as -125 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

A 3.2-2.4 result in favor of the Canadiens is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

Supporters of the Montreal Canadiens have seen them go 0-0-0 so far this season, while the Sabres are at 0-0-0. In totals betting, the Buffalo Sabres are 37-38-7, while the Canadiens are 30-42-16. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs Montreal injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Buffalo Sabres rated this week at No. 20 and the Montreal Canadiens sitting at No. 15.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -121 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Buffalo was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Lightning. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -178 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Montreal is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Montreal is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Montreal's last 11 games
  • Montreal is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Buffalo is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Buffalo is 15-8 ATS in its last 23 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Montreal at Washington, Saturday, October 7th
Buffalo at New York, Saturday, October 7th