The division rival Montreal Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres are set to renew hostilities on Wednesday when they meet at HSBC Arena.
Oddsmakers currently have the Canadiens listed as 105-moneyline favorites versus the Sabres, while the game’s total is sitting at 6.
The Canadiens built up a three-goal lead and held on for a 3-2 victory over the Sharks on Saturday as +135 underdogs. The five goals went UNDER the posted over/under (5.5).
Andrei Markov, Josh Gorges, and Saku Koivu with the winner potted the goals.
Yann Danis made 31 saves to earn a shutout and Sean Bergeheim had both goals as the Islanders defeated the Sabres 2-0 on Saturday, as +140 underdogs. The two goals went UNDER the posted over/under (5.5).
Montreal has won 4 straight games.
Buffalo has lost 3 straight games.
Montreal most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing San Jose are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Buffalo most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing NY Islanders are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Montreal’s last 7 games on the road
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal’s last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Montreal’s last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo’s last 5 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Buffalo’s last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Buffalo’s last 9 games at home
Buffalo is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Montreal
Montreal at Atlanta, Friday, March 6
Buffalo home to Phoenix, Friday, March 6