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Montreal Canadiens at Buffalo Sabres Picks & Betting Tips – Canadiens To Bounce Back

  • Montreal Canadiens at Buffalo Sabres Tips for Thursday, October 14
  • The puck is slated to drop at 19:00 ET at KeyBank Arena.
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    Montreal Canadiens at Buffalo Sabres Picks & Betting Tips
  • Montreal Canadiens at Buffalo Sabres Picks & Betting Tips
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Montreal Canadiens at Buffalo Sabres Picks & Betting Tips


Montreal can defeat Buffalo.

  • Buffalo is 4-10 in its last 14 games against Atlantic division teams
  • Buffalo is 2-6 in its last 8 games
  • The favorite is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between the Sabres and Canadiens

Head to Head 


  • Montreal and Buffalo did not play last year
  • The Sabres lead the all-time series 130-114-31-10 

Montreal Canadiens Form


Montreal is coming off a 2-1 road season-opening defeat to Toronto on Wednesday night as the Maple Leafs’ William Nylander scored the game-winner with 1:06 gone in the third period.

The Canadiens outshot (32-30) and out-hit the Maple Leafs (32-14) but Toronto had the advantage in faceoffs (39-28) as well as takeaways (11-8).

Montreal is 0-for-4 on the power play.

The Canadiens have allowed one power play goal (1-3).

G Jake Allen (0-1-0) has allowed two goals while registering .933 save percentage this season.

LW Jake Jonathan Drouin has 1 goal on the season.

RW Josh Anderson has 1 assist this season.

Buffalo Sabres Form


Buffalo finished with the worst record in the NHL last year finishing with a 15-34-7 record.

The Sabres, who were outscored by 61 goals last season, went 7-18-3 on the road.

Buffalo added several key players this offseason, including F Vinnie Hinostroza, D Will Butcher, D Mark Pysyk, D Robert Hogg, G Craig Anderson, and G Devon Levi.

The Sabres also lost several players this offseason, including D Rasmus Ristolainen, F Sam Reinhart, D Matt Irvin,  D Jake McCabe, D William Borgen, G Linus Ullmark and G Carter Hutton.

Coach Don Granato had the interim tag removed this offseason after directing the Sabres  to a 9-16-3 record following the departure Ralph Krueger.

C Casey Mittelstadt, the Sabres’ 2017 No. 1 draft pick, had a breakout offensive season last year with 10 goals and 12 assists in 41 games. 

Buffalo is still dealing with C Jack Eichel (neck) drama.

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Verdict

Montreal has high expectations this year and the Canadiens will look to be better on the offensive end than they were in the season opener. Meanwhile, the Sabres are a mess with very little talent.

Best Bet: Montreal Canadiens Moneyline @-140.85 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units

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