Buffalo Sabres

Ice Hockey NHL Bell Centre Wed 21 Feb 19:00

Montreal Canadiens

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  2. Bet Builder
  3. Correct Score
  4. Odds
  5. Team Stats
  6. Player Stats
  7. Player Props
  8. Team News
  9. Lineups
  10. Injuries
  11. Roster
  12. Standings
  13. Live Stream

Back Sabres to Win

There’s a juicy -132 that the Sabres are able to get the upper hand against the Canadiens. This wager can be secured on the Moneyline and we’re confident that it can happen.

Teams’ Last H2H Saw 6-1 Sabres Win

Buffalo Sabres have won their previous three road outings. In their most recent game, they were turned over 4-3 at home to Anaheim Ducks at KeyBank Center. Tage Thompson, Jordan Greenway and Zach Benson scored one goal each.

Montreal Canadiens have lost in back-to-back outings. In a recent home game at Bell Centre, they were turned over 4-3 by Washington Capitals. Nick Suzuki, Arber Xhekaj and Alex Newhook scored one goal each.

These two teams last met at Bell Centre, with the Sabres claiming the win. Beating the Canadiens by a 6-1 scoreline. The H2H over the past 10 games have seen five wins for both teams.

Starting Goalies

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Expected)
W-L-OTL: 27-22-3 GAA: 2.56 SV%: .910 SO: 5
Sam Montembeault (Confirmed)
W-L-OTL: 16-15-5 GAA: 3.1 SV%: .904 SO: 0

Expert NHL Analysis

We always have a keen eye on team news, while our NHL handicappers have their finger on the pulse by knowing the latest form. You will also find a compendium of stats which provide some valuable pointers ahead of the action.

Key Sabres vs Canadiens stats:

  • Sabres have won 4 of their last 5 games on the road.
  • Sabres have won 6 of their last 10 games on the road.
  • Sabres have won 3 consecutive games on the road.
  • Canadiens have lost 4 of their last 5 games.
  • Canadiens have lost 7 of their last 10 games.
  • Canadiens have lost their last 2 games.

There is merit in simply backing Buffalo Sabres to beat their opponents in this NHL encounter. Especially as a juicy -132 is available when it comes to this pick.

Those looking for bigger odds about a win for Buffalo should head to the Match Winner & Total Goals lines. You can combine this pick with an Under / Over goals prediction for more juice.

Sabres Moneyline Probability

According to the sportsbooks, our pick has a 56.8% chance of winning. However, our analysts have this number between 60-65% based on their in-depth research. It’s why we think it’s worth placing this hockey bet.

Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction

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Published 19:27, 20 February 2024

Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens Bet Builder Tips

Moneyline Sabres
To Score Anytime Casey Mittelstadt
Assists Cole Caufield Under 0.5

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Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens Odds

The odds and lines are updated on a frequent basis. You might therefore find that they are different to the ones listed for the betting predictions and bet builder tips.

Close Contest Likely According to the Books

Buffalo Sabres are -150 favorites and that means a 60% chance of winning this game according to the Moneyline betting odds with the sportsbooks. For those wanting to back Montreal Canadiens, you will find +125 about the underdogs.

The puck line stands at 1.5 and the total goals line is 6.5. A Totals wager is always available and can often provide value selections. If you’re wanting to back Over 6.5, the odds are -125.

If you think the Sabres can open the scoring, they are the -130 favorites. If you expect the Canadiens to find the net first, then odds of -110 are available.

The betting sites offer hundreds of game lines and team props when it comes to National Hockey League clashes. Make sure you look through all the available options before deciding which bet to place.

Player Props

We enjoy player props as an alternative to betting on the game result. The gambling sites will have Goalscorers, Assists, Points, Powerplay Points and Shots on Goal among the choices and you can take a particular view.

Cole Caufield Favorite to Find the Net First

You will find Cole Caufield at +800 to be First Goalscorer which makes him the favorite. There’s the chance to get +123 that he finds the net at anytime.

Player Goals

Cole Caufield (Canadiens)
First
+123
Anytime
+800
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Tage Thompson (Sabres)
First
+148
Anytime
+950
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Nick Suzuki (Canadiens)
First
+150
Anytime
+950
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Alex Tuch (Sabres)
First
+155
Anytime
+950
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Micro Betting

There are lots of exciting NHL micro betting lines that are created and they are available in-game. Among them are next goalscorer, next team to find the net and whether a goal will be scored within the next 10 minutes.

Team Stats

Latest regular season and playoff games stats.

Buffalo Sabres logo Buffalo Sabres Stats

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Moneyline

  • 4 wins and 6 defeats in the last 10 games
  • 6 wins and 4 defeats in the last 10 games on the road

Moneyline

  • 3 wins and 7 defeats in the last 10 games
  • 4 wins and 6 defeats in the last 10 home games

Puck Line

Puck Line

Total Goals

Total Goals

Team Stats - Avg/Game

Team Stats - Avg/Game

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Team News

Buffalo Sabres Player Stats & Roster

# Player GP MIN G A P +/-
37 Casey Mittelstadt 55 18.37 13 31 44 14
26 Rasmus Dahlin 54 25.41 14 28 42 -8
77 John-Jason Peterka 55 16.06 19 18 37 6

Montreal Canadiens Player Stats & Roster

# Player GP MIN G A P +/-
14 Nick Suzuki 55 21.24 20 33 53 -11
22 Cole Caufield 55 19.26 19 26 45 0
8 Mike Matheson 55 25.4 7 34 41 -16

Injuries & Suspensions

Buffalo Sabres Injury Table

Type
Name
Info
Jack Quinn
Injured
Mattias Samuelsson
Injured
Victor Olofsson
Injured
Owen Power
Injured

Montreal Canadiens Injury Table

Type
Name
Info
Kirby Dach
Injured
Rafael Harvey-Pinard
Injured
Christian Dvorak
Injured
Chris Wideman
Injured
Carey Price
Injured

Starting Lineups

Montreal Canadiens logo Montreal Canadiens

Buffalo Sabres logo Buffalo Sabres

35
Sam Montembeault
8
Mike Matheson
58
David Savard
22
Cole Caufield
14
Nick Suzuki
20
Juraj Slafkovsky
89
Alex Tuch
72
Tage Thompson
53
Jeff Skinner
10
Henri Jokiharju
26
Rasmus Dahlin
1
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen

Montreal Canadiens logo Montreal Canadiens

Buffalo Sabres logo Buffalo Sabres

35
Sam Montembeault
47
Jayden Struble
21
Kaiden Guhle
89
Joshua Roy
15
Alex Newhook
17
Josh Anderson
24
Dylan Cozens
37
Casey Mittelstadt
12
Jordan Greenway
75
Connor Clifton
78
Jacob Bryson
1
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen

Montreal Canadiens logo Montreal Canadiens

Buffalo Sabres logo Buffalo Sabres

35
Sam Montembeault
72
Arber Xhekaj
54
Jordan Harris
40
Joel Armia
71
Jake Evans
11
Brendan Gallagher
77
John-Jason Peterka
19
Peyton Krebs
9
Zach Benson
6
Erik Johnson
56
Kale Clague
1
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen

Montreal Canadiens logo Montreal Canadiens

Buffalo Sabres logo Buffalo Sabres

35
Sam Montembeault
70
Tanner Pearson
74
Brandon Gignac
56
Jesse Yloenen
21
Kyle Okposo
28
Zemgus Girgensons
50
Eric Robinson
1
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen

Previous Buffalo Sabres Lineups

19 Feb NHL
Ducks 4-3 Sabres
17 Feb NHL
Sabres 3-2 Wild
15 Feb NHL
Panthers 4-0 Sabres
13 Feb NHL
Kings 0-7 Sabres
10 Feb NHL
Blues 3-1 Sabres
06 Feb NHL
Stars 2-1 Sabres
27 Jan NHL
Sabres 5-2 Sharks
24 Jan NHL
Sabres 5-3 Kings
23 Jan NHL
Sabres 2-4 Ducks
20 Jan NHL
Lightning 3-1 Sabres

Previous Montreal Canadiens Lineups

17 Feb NHL
Capitals 4-3 Canadiens
15 Feb NHL
Canadiens 4-7 Rangers
13 Feb NHL
Ducks 0-5 Canadiens
11 Feb NHL
Blues 7-2 Canadiens
10 Feb NHL
Stars 3-2 Canadiens
06 Feb NHL
Canadiens 5-2 Capitals
27 Jan NHL
Canadiens 2-3 Penguins
25 Jan NHL
Islanders 3-4 Canadiens
23 Jan NHL
Senators 4-1 Canadiens
20 Jan NHL
Canadiens 4-9 Bruins

NHL Standings

Metropolitan GP W L OT PTS P% RW ROW GF GA DIFF Home Road S/O L10 Strk
1 NY Rangers 81 54 23 4 112 0.691 42 50 278 229 49 29-11-0 25-12-4 4-3 7-3 1W
2 Carolina 80 51 22 7 109 0.681 43 49 272 208 64 27-10-4 24-12-3 2-5 7-3 4W
3 NY Islanders 80 37 27 16 90 0.563 27 36 237 258 -21 20-10-10 17-17-6 1-5 7-3 1L
4 Washington 80 38 31 11 87 0.544 30 34 216 256 -40 21-12-7 17-19-4 4-5 3-7 1W
5 Philadelphia 81 38 32 11 87 0.537 30 34 234 259 -25 20-16-4 18-16-7 4-3 2-8 2W
6 Pittsburgh 79 37 30 12 86 0.544 31 35 243 238 5 22-13-4 15-17-8 2-3 7-3 1W
7 New Jersey 81 38 38 5 81 0.5 33 38 263 279 -16 17-20-3 21-18-2 0-2 4-6 1L
8 Columbus 80 26 42 12 64 0.4 20 23 227 291 -64 16-19-5 10-23-7 3-2 3-7 3L
East Atlantic GP W L OT PTS P% RW ROW GF GA DIFF Home Road S/O L10 Strk
1 Florida 81 51 24 6 108 0.667 41 48 263 198 65 25-13-2 26-11-4 3-2 5-5 3W
2 Boston 79 46 18 15 107 0.677 35 42 260 215 45 24-10-6 22-8-9 4-3 6-4 1L
3 Toronto 79 46 24 9 101 0.639 33 41 293 247 46 22-15-3 24-9-6 5-2 6-4 1L
4 Tampa Bay 80 44 28 8 96 0.6 36 41 283 260 23 24-10-5 20-18-3 3-1 6-4 2L
5 Detroit 79 38 32 9 85 0.538 27 36 263 262 1 22-13-5 16-19-4 2-1 3-7 2L
6 Buffalo 81 38 37 6 82 0.506 32 36 242 242 0 21-19-1 17-18-5 2-1 5-5 1L
7 Ottawa 79 35 40 4 74 0.468 24 31 247 272 -25 20-18-2 15-22-2 4-0 6-4 1W
8 Montreal 79 30 36 13 73 0.462 20 26 224 274 -50 16-20-4 14-16-9 4-6 5-5 1L
East Central GP W L OT PTS P% RW ROW GF GA DIFF Home Road S/O L10 Strk
1 Dallas 81 51 21 9 111 0.685 40 48 296 233 63 25-11-4 26-10-5 3-2 8-2 1W
2 Winnipeg 80 50 24 6 106 0.663 44 50 251 194 57 25-11-3 25-13-3 0-1 6-4 6W
3 Colorado 80 49 25 6 104 0.65 41 47 296 249 47 30-9-1 19-16-5 2-2 4-6 1L
4 Nashville 80 46 29 5 97 0.606 37 43 261 240 21 22-16-2 24-13-3 3-0 5-5 1W
5 St Louis 80 42 33 5 89 0.556 30 37 234 247 -13 24-14-2 18-19-3 5-1 5-5 1L
6 Minnesota 79 37 32 10 83 0.525 30 34 239 256 -17 20-14-6 17-18-4 3-3 3-7 2L
7 Arizona 80 35 40 5 75 0.469 27 33 246 266 -20 21-19-0 14-21-5 2-0 6-4 2W
8 Chicago 79 23 51 5 51 0.323 17 22 172 278 -106 16-20-4 7-31-1 1-1 4-6 3L
West Pacific GP W L OT PTS P% RW ROW GF GA DIFF Home Road S/O L10 Strk
1 Vancouver 79 48 22 9 105 0.665 42 48 270 217 53 26-9-5 22-13-4 0-2 5-5 1L
2 Edmonton 78 48 24 6 102 0.654 38 46 281 222 59 27-8-4 21-16-2 2-1 6-4 1L
3 LA Kings 79 42 26 11 95 0.601 36 40 247 207 40 20-11-7 22-15-4 2-5 6-4 1W
4 Vegas 79 43 28 8 94 0.595 33 39 259 237 22 25-11-2 18-17-6 4-2 6-4 1W
5 Seattle 79 33 33 13 79 0.5 27 30 209 225 -16 17-18-6 16-15-7 3-4 5-5 2L
6 Calgary 79 36 38 5 77 0.487 30 36 241 261 -20 19-19-1 17-19-4 0-4 3-7 1W
7 Anaheim 80 26 49 5 57 0.356 20 25 199 291 -92 12-26-3 14-23-2 1-2 2-8 1L
8 San Jose 79 19 51 9 47 0.297 14 18 176 311 -135 11-24-5 8-27-4 1-5 3-7 1W
Eastern GP W L OT PTS P% RW ROW GF GA DIFF Home Road S/O L10 Strk
1 NY Rangers 81 54 23 4 112 0.691 42 50 278 229 49 29-11-0 25-12-4 4-3 7-3 1W
2 Carolina 80 51 22 7 109 0.681 43 49 272 208 64 27-10-4 24-12-3 2-5 7-3 4W
3 Florida 81 51 24 6 108 0.667 41 48 263 198 65 25-13-2 26-11-4 3-2 5-5 3W
4 Boston 79 46 18 15 107 0.677 35 42 260 215 45 24-10-6 22-8-9 4-3 6-4 1L
5 Toronto 79 46 24 9 101 0.639 33 41 293 247 46 22-15-3 24-9-6 5-2 6-4 1L
6 Tampa Bay 80 44 28 8 96 0.6 36 41 283 260 23 24-10-5 20-18-3 3-1 6-4 2L
7 NY Islanders 80 37 27 16 90 0.563 27 36 237 258 -21 20-10-10 17-17-6 1-5 7-3 1L
8 Washington 80 38 31 11 87 0.544 30 34 216 256 -40 21-12-7 17-19-4 4-5 3-7 1W
9 Philadelphia 81 38 32 11 87 0.537 30 34 234 259 -25 20-16-4 18-16-7 4-3 2-8 2W
10 Pittsburgh 79 37 30 12 86 0.544 31 35 243 238 5 22-13-4 15-17-8 2-3 7-3 1W
11 Detroit 79 38 32 9 85 0.538 27 36 263 262 1 22-13-5 16-19-4 2-1 3-7 2L
12 Buffalo 81 38 37 6 82 0.506 32 36 242 242 0 21-19-1 17-18-5 2-1 5-5 1L
13 New Jersey 81 38 38 5 81 0.5 33 38 263 279 -16 17-20-3 21-18-2 0-2 4-6 1L
14 Ottawa 79 35 40 4 74 0.468 24 31 247 272 -25 20-18-2 15-22-2 4-0 6-4 1W
15 Montreal 79 30 36 13 73 0.462 20 26 224 274 -50 16-20-4 14-16-9 4-6 5-5 1L
16 Columbus 80 26 42 12 64 0.4 20 23 227 291 -64 16-19-5 10-23-7 3-2 3-7 3L
Western GP W L OT PTS P% RW ROW GF GA DIFF Home Road S/O L10 Strk
1 Dallas 81 51 21 9 111 0.685 40 48 296 233 63 25-11-4 26-10-5 3-2 8-2 1W
2 Winnipeg 80 50 24 6 106 0.663 44 50 251 194 57 25-11-3 25-13-3 0-1 6-4 6W
3 Vancouver 79 48 22 9 105 0.665 42 48 270 217 53 26-9-5 22-13-4 0-2 5-5 1L
4 Colorado 80 49 25 6 104 0.65 41 47 296 249 47 30-9-1 19-16-5 2-2 4-6 1L
5 Edmonton 78 48 24 6 102 0.654 38 46 281 222 59 27-8-4 21-16-2 2-1 6-4 1L
6 Nashville 80 46 29 5 97 0.606 37 43 261 240 21 22-16-2 24-13-3 3-0 5-5 1W
7 LA Kings 79 42 26 11 95 0.601 36 40 247 207 40 20-11-7 22-15-4 2-5 6-4 1W
8 Vegas 79 43 28 8 94 0.595 33 39 259 237 22 25-11-2 18-17-6 4-2 6-4 1W
9 St Louis 80 42 33 5 89 0.556 30 37 234 247 -13 24-14-2 18-19-3 5-1 5-5 1L
10 Minnesota 79 37 32 10 83 0.525 30 34 239 256 -17 20-14-6 17-18-4 3-3 3-7 2L
11 Seattle 79 33 33 13 79 0.5 27 30 209 225 -16 17-18-6 16-15-7 3-4 5-5 2L
12 Calgary 79 36 38 5 77 0.487 30 36 241 261 -20 19-19-1 17-19-4 0-4 3-7 1W
13 Arizona 80 35 40 5 75 0.469 27 33 246 266 -20 21-19-0 14-21-5 2-0 6-4 2W
14 Anaheim 80 26 49 5 57 0.356 20 25 199 291 -92 12-26-3 14-23-2 1-2 2-8 1L
15 Chicago 79 23 51 5 51 0.323 17 22 172 278 -106 16-20-4 7-31-1 1-1 4-6 3L
16 San Jose 79 19 51 9 47 0.297 14 18 176 311 -135 11-24-5 8-27-4 1-5 3-7 1W
GP W L OT PTS P% RW ROW GF GA DIFF Home Road S/O L10 Strk
1 NY Rangers 81 54 23 4 112 0.691 42 50 278 229 49 29-11-0 25-12-4 4-3 7-3 1W
2 Dallas 81 51 21 9 111 0.685 40 48 296 233 63 25-11-4 26-10-5 3-2 8-2 1W
3 Carolina 80 51 22 7 109 0.681 43 49 272 208 64 27-10-4 24-12-3 2-5 7-3 4W
4 Florida 81 51 24 6 108 0.667 41 48 263 198 65 25-13-2 26-11-4 3-2 5-5 3W
5 Boston 79 46 18 15 107 0.677 35 42 260 215 45 24-10-6 22-8-9 4-3 6-4 1L
6 Winnipeg 80 50 24 6 106 0.663 44 50 251 194 57 25-11-3 25-13-3 0-1 6-4 6W
7 Vancouver 79 48 22 9 105 0.665 42 48 270 217 53 26-9-5 22-13-4 0-2 5-5 1L
8 Colorado 80 49 25 6 104 0.65 41 47 296 249 47 30-9-1 19-16-5 2-2 4-6 1L
9 Edmonton 78 48 24 6 102 0.654 38 46 281 222 59 27-8-4 21-16-2 2-1 6-4 1L
10 Toronto 79 46 24 9 101 0.639 33 41 293 247 46 22-15-3 24-9-6 5-2 6-4 1L
11 Nashville 80 46 29 5 97 0.606 37 43 261 240 21 22-16-2 24-13-3 3-0 5-5 1W
12 Tampa Bay 80 44 28 8 96 0.6 36 41 283 260 23 24-10-5 20-18-3 3-1 6-4 2L
13 LA Kings 79 42 26 11 95 0.601 36 40 247 207 40 20-11-7 22-15-4 2-5 6-4 1W
14 Vegas 79 43 28 8 94 0.595 33 39 259 237 22 25-11-2 18-17-6 4-2 6-4 1W
15 NY Islanders 80 37 27 16 90 0.563 27 36 237 258 -21 20-10-10 17-17-6 1-5 7-3 1L
16 St Louis 80 42 33 5 89 0.556 30 37 234 247 -13 24-14-2 18-19-3 5-1 5-5 1L
17 Washington 80 38 31 11 87 0.544 30 34 216 256 -40 21-12-7 17-19-4 4-5 3-7 1W
18 Philadelphia 81 38 32 11 87 0.537 30 34 234 259 -25 20-16-4 18-16-7 4-3 2-8 2W
19 Pittsburgh 79 37 30 12 86 0.544 31 35 243 238 5 22-13-4 15-17-8 2-3 7-3 1W
20 Detroit 79 38 32 9 85 0.538 27 36 263 262 1 22-13-5 16-19-4 2-1 3-7 2L
21 Minnesota 79 37 32 10 83 0.525 30 34 239 256 -17 20-14-6 17-18-4 3-3 3-7 2L
22 Buffalo 81 38 37 6 82 0.506 32 36 242 242 0 21-19-1 17-18-5 2-1 5-5 1L
23 New Jersey 81 38 38 5 81 0.5 33 38 263 279 -16 17-20-3 21-18-2 0-2 4-6 1L
24 Seattle 79 33 33 13 79 0.5 27 30 209 225 -16 17-18-6 16-15-7 3-4 5-5 2L
25 Calgary 79 36 38 5 77 0.487 30 36 241 261 -20 19-19-1 17-19-4 0-4 3-7 1W
26 Arizona 80 35 40 5 75 0.469 27 33 246 266 -20 21-19-0 14-21-5 2-0 6-4 2W
27 Ottawa 79 35 40 4 74 0.468 24 31 247 272 -25 20-18-2 15-22-2 4-0 6-4 1W
28 Montreal 79 30 36 13 73 0.462 20 26 224 274 -50 16-20-4 14-16-9 4-6 5-5 1L
29 Columbus 80 26 42 12 64 0.4 20 23 227 291 -64 16-19-5 10-23-7 3-2 3-7 3L
30 Anaheim 80 26 49 5 57 0.356 20 25 199 291 -92 12-26-3 14-23-2 1-2 2-8 1L
31 Chicago 79 23 51 5 51 0.323 17 22 172 278 -106 16-20-4 7-31-1 1-1 4-6 3L
32 San Jose 79 19 51 9 47 0.297 14 18 176 311 -135 11-24-5 8-27-4 1-5 3-7 1W