NHL online betting handicappers respect how the Montreal Canadiens continue to contend for the playoffs despite having a new goaltender for this NHL hockey betting season.
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Montreal had a record of 25-17-3 with the ice hockey lines and was 10-11 on the road with just 3 of their 21 away games going over the total. The Canadiens were in a close battle with the Boston Bruins for first place in the Northeast Division.
Montreal was struggling offensively and ranked 27th for goal scoring while ranking 5th for goals against. Carey Price was having a great year in goal with a 2.37 goals against average and 4 shutouts. Tomas Plekanec was leading the offensive attack with 14 goals and 21 assists. Montreal won 4 out of 5 games from January 6 through January 15.
Buffalo continues to be a disappointment with the NHL betting odds as they had a record of 19-20-5 with a mark of 10-11-1 at home. The Sabres went over the total in 12 of their 22 home games. What was most alarming about Buffalo was their steep drop in goals against as they ranked 21st in the NHL for that category while the offense was 18th in the NHL for goal scoring.
Montreal has gotten the money in their last 4 NHL online betting matchups with Buffalo including all 3 meetings between the teams this season. On October 15 Montreal scored a 2-1 win at Buffalo with the game going under the total. On November 5 the Habs scored a 3-2 payout at Buffalo with the game going under the total.
On November 27 Montreal scored a 3-1 home win against the Sabres with the game going under the total. This series has stayed under the number in the last 6 consecutive matchups. Buffalo has had long term success over Montreal at home with 11 payouts in the last 19 games between the teams including 5 of the last 8 overall at Buffalo.