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Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens 01/30/2020 Odds, NHL Betting and Predictions
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Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens 01/30/2020 – Two teams jockeying for a postseason position in the Eastern Conference battle it out on ice Thursday as the Buffalo Sabres host the Montreal Canadiens inside the KeyBank Center in New York. The squads are figuring in a slugfest in the Atlantic Division, tied in wins with 22 each and total points with 51. The Sabres are at the fifth spot of the division with just a single loss removed from the tallied defeats of the sixth-placed Canadiens. The match-up is fairly squared that it also reflects the updated NHL odds with each team priced pick ’em in the money line market.
Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens 01/30/2020
When: Thursday, January 30, 7:00 PM ET
Where: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, New York
TV: MSG Buffalo
Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens 01/30/2020 Betting Odds:
The Buffalo Sabres had a forgettable night on Tuesday when they got obliterated by a visiting Ottawa Senators, 5-2. Coming off the All-Star break, it was not quite the performance expected of this team especially that they are still in pursuit of the Playoff spot. Good news for them, though, is that the team is still scheduled to play eight more games at home in their next nine assignments. But they have to withstand their next battles on ice playing minus their prized goalie Linus Ullmark who is out for at least three weeks due to a knee injury he suffered on Tuesday.
Players to watch: Jack Eichel (GP 49, G 29, A 34, PTS 63), Sam Reinhart (GP 50, G 18, A 24, PTS 42), Jeff Skinner (GP 40, G 11, A 8, PTS 19).
Montreal got served with a reality check on Monday when league-leading Washington Capitals stamped their class on the Canadiens, 4-2. However, this does not take away the fact the team had performed well before the All-Star break where they won four of their last five outings. Reports say that Brendan Gallagher is likely to return for this match. The right-wing prolific scorer remains as the No. 2 goal scorer of the team with 15; thus, his comeback will definitely help the cause of Montreal in this crucial Atlantic showdown.
Players to watch: Tomas Tatar (GP 51, G 17, A 27, PTS 44), Max Domi (GP 51, G 12, A 22, PTS 34), Phillip Danault (GP 51, G 12, A 24, PTS 36).
Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Predictions
Sabres are 5-2 in their last 7 games as a home underdog.
Canadiens are 12-4 in their last 16 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game.
Sabres vs Canadiens Betting Picks
With all aspects considered, this affair is pretty even indeed, to say the least. So that real combat boils down to which team will possess a greater sense of urgency. Expect a rugged exchange in this dogfight with the visiting Canadiens silencing the home crowd to take the hard-earned W.
Score Prediction: Sabres 3, Canadiens 4.