The NHL’s lone undefeated team takes the ice tonight when the Montreal Canadiens bring their show on the road to take on the Buffalo Sabers at the First Niagara Center. Through seven games this season Montreal is second in the league in goals scored, and have allowed the least amount of goals, seven, which is best in the league by a wide margin.
- Montreal is 5-1 SU in their last six games on the road.
- The total has gone UNDER in four of Montreal’s last six games when playing Buffalo.
- Buffalo is 6-19 SU in their last 25 games at home.
Montreal is being lead by goaltender Carey Price whose .966 save percentage leads all goalies with at least four starts in net. It’s also been a well-rounded effort up front for the Habs who currently have five players with five or more points.
The Sabres (2-4 SU) didn’t exactly enter the season with high expectations, but they were likely hoping for better output on the scoresheet, as the teams currently ranks 27th in the league in goals scored.
Montreal has gotten the better of Buffalo in their previous nine meeting, going 6-3.
Odds – VSB
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.1-1.6 victory 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 bring a 1-4-0 record to the battle against the 7-0-0 Canadiens. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Buffalo go 1-3-1 so far and the Canadiens go 1-4-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs Montreal injuries news.
The Canadiens – Sabres odds would favor the Canadiens if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Buffalo is rated No. 21 in the current Odds – VSB
poll, while Montreal is at No. 7.
Offensively, the game matches up the Buffalo Sabres No. 27-ranked offense (1.83 goals per game) against a Montreal Canadiens defense that ranks No. 1 at 1 goals per game allowed. The Sabres powerplay has clicked at a 20% rate while the Canadiens have a 89.47% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Montreal won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Blues on October 20. Bettors who backed the Canadiens at -147 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Buffalo won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Maple Leafs on October 21. Bettors who backed the Sabres at -117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
- Montreal is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Montreal is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Buffalo
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal’s last 6 games when playing Buffalo
- Buffalo is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo’s last 7 games
- Buffalo is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games at home
- Buffalo is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Montreal
Next Betting Matchups
Montreal home to Toronto, Saturday, October 24th
Buffalo home to New Jersey, Saturday, October 24th