Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens 02/23/2022 Spread, Game Analysis and Tips
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens 02/23/2022 – In a sudden turn of events, the Montreal Canadiens have started winning games again. Perhaps playing with less pressure on their backs contributed to their current three-game winning streak. It has been apparent that the Canadiens are simply enjoying the game whenever they are on ice. On Wednesday, the team will try to make it four in a row as they face the Buffalo Sabres, who are currently in a slump. NHL Betting Lines suggest an evenly matched affair at the Bell Center in Quebec with no team having the clear advantage in the main odds markets. The game will start at 07:30 Eastern Time live on ESPN+ and NHL.TV.
Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens 02/23/2022
When: Wednesday, February 23, 7:30 PM ET
Where: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens 02/23/2022 Betting Odds:
Since the start of the second half of the season, the Sabres have accounted for only a 33 percent winning percentage. No thanks to their last three games where they lost to Ottawa, Colorado and Columbus, respectively. The setback is a huge blow to the Sabres’ goal to make a late push in the season. At the moment, the team is kept at 40 points with already 51 games played – the second worst record in the Atlantic. While it is too early to judge, numbers – as well as Buffalo’s own body language – indicate that a shot to make the postseason will be a tough one.
Players to watch: T. Thompson RW (G 20, A 18, PTS 38), J. Skinner LW (G 20, A 16, PTS 36), R. Dahlin D (G 8, A 25, PTS 33).
It was a rough start for interim coach Martin St. Louis, but the replacement tactician has since picked it up as he led the Canadiens to three straight wins. The season has been marred by defeats after defeats for the storied franchise, but their recent games exhibit a different kind of vibe. Seemingly playing with nothing to lose, Montreal appeared to have employed a new approach, and that is to play with joy and less agony. Although the current winning streak barely affected the Canadiens’ dismal record this season, the team remains hopeful that they could at least bring home some positives in the second half of the year.
Players to watch: N. Suzuki C (G 9, A 21, PTS 30), J. Anderson RW (G 12, A 9, PTS 21), A. Lehkonen LW (G 7, A 13, PTS 20).
Buffalo Sabres vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Predictions
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo’s last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Montreal’s last 15 games.
Sabres vs Canadiens Betting Picks
It was good while it lasted for the Canadiens. The three-game winning run will come to an end for Montreal as the Sabres are about to arrest their own slide. NHL Odds suggest that a dog fight will ensue between both teams. But that will not be the case come Wednesday night. Buffalo will make sure that they snap their skid with an impressive showing against the team with still the worst record in the league.
Score Prediction: Sabres 4, Canadiens 1.