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Montreal Canadiens at Buffalo Sabres 10/14/21 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens Odds & Info

Game Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens
Date & Time Thursday October 14, 2021, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Keybank Center Keybank Center, Buffalo, USA
Latest odds
MON -135 ; O/U 5.5
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the Montreal Canadiens head to Buffalo on Thursday night to take on the Buffalo Sabres. Montreal opened up their season on Wednesday when they played in Toronto. The Candiens are looking for similar success this season as they went to the Stanley Cup Finals last season but lost. Montreal went 24-21-11 last season winning 11 games on the road. 

Montreal faced the Sabres back in 2020 when they won 3-1. The Candiens scored 158 goals last season and have added winger Matthieu Perreault this year to help bring more offensive power. Look for goaltender Jake Allen to to protect the net for Montreal until Carey Price is good to play again. 

The Buffalo Sabres open up their 2021 season on Thursday night on their home ice. The Sabres will play their first four games of the season at home in front of their home crowd. Buffalo went 15-34-7 last season and finished 6th in the Atlantic division. The Sabres are also winners of just 8 of their last 28 home games. 

Sabres head coach Don Granato has made it clear that he wants this team to be competitive this season. JJ Peterka was part of a late minute move to send him back down to the minors before the season starts. Peterka showed promise in the preseason, scoring 3 goals in five games. 

Recent Betting Trends

  • The Canadiens are 3-8 in their last 11 games as road favorite.
  • The under is 8-1 in the Canadiens last 9 versus the Atlantic.
  • Buffalo is 4-10 in their last 14 against the Atlantic.
  • The over is 4-0 in the last 4 games as the home underdog for Buffalo.

Free NHL Pick:

Montreal Canadiens -135

The Montreal Canadiens will already of had their feet wet with regular season play heading into Thursday. Watch for Buffalo to be a step behind as they look to adjust to regular season play. The Sabres had a disappointing preseason which will rollover into tonight. Final Score Prediction, Montreal Canadiens win 4-1. 

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