Montreal will come into this game looking to break a three-game losing streak, with their latest defeat having been a 4-2 loss on home-ice against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.
Artturi Lehkonen and Lukas Vejdemo scored the goals for the Canadiens, while Carey Price stopped 32 shots.
The Canadiens are averaging 2.94 Goals per Game (GPG), while they are allowing 3.09 (GA). Tomas Tatar leads the way with regards to goals, points and assists for the Habs, with 22, 61 and 39 respectively. They are 14-17-7 on home-ice this season.
Buffalo snapped a six-game losing streak with a 3-2 shootout win on home-ice against the Washington Capitals on Monday night.
Jack Eichel and rookie Victor Olofsson scored for the Sabres in regulation, with Dominik Kahun scoring the decisive goal in the seventh round of the shootout. Linus Ullmark stopped 33 shots through overtime and six of seven shootout attempts on his return to action after an 18-game absence with a leg injury.
The Sabres are averaging 2.80 GPG, while they are allowing 3.12 (GA). Eichel is the leading player for Buffalo in terms of goals, points and assists, with 36, 78 and 42 respectively. They are 10-20-4 on the road this season.
Montreal Canadiens vs Buffalo Sabres Betting Lines & NHL Pick
The Canadiens don’t have a great record on home-ice this season, but the Sabres are not great travellers either, so we’re backing Montreal as our best NHL picks and predictions going into this game.