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Sabres open as moneyline underdog vs Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens

Buffalo Sabres
13-9-2 November 27, 2013, 07:00 PM | First Niagara Center 5-19-1

The visiting Canadiens hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at First Niagara Center against the Buffalo Sabres.

The Canadiens will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 13-9-2 this season, while the Sabres are 5-19-1. Montreal is 6-16-2 on the totals; Buffalo is 8-13-4.

View Montreal Canadiens vs Buffalo Sabres Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Sabres as 148 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

The Sabres - Canadiens odds would favor the Canadiens if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Buffalo is rated No. 30 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Montreal is at No. 11.

In their last action, Montreal was a 3-2 winner at home against the Penguins. Bettors on Montreal at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Buffalo was a 3-1 loser in its last match at home against the Red Wings. They lost as +108 underdogs, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Buffalo's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 1.76 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.12 goals allowed. The Sabres power play is averaging 14.86% while the Canadiens defense kills off 83.53% of their penalties.

A few Canadiens at Sabres trends to consider:
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Montreal's last 23 games
Montreal is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Montreal's last 10 games on the road
Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Buffalo is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games at home
Buffalo is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Buffalo's last 20 games when playing Montreal

Next up:
Montreal at Washington, Friday, November 29th
Buffalo home to Toronto, Friday, November 29th