The Sabers are looking to hit the brakes on an 8-game losing skid dating back to November 4. The Buffaloes lost 5-2 last in Toronto on Saturday, and are outscored 38-19 while skidding.
The Canadian recorded a 5-4 shootout win against the Philadelphia Flyers last Saturday. While the Habs have only been 4-3-0 over the past seven games, offense hasn’t been the problem, averaging 3.6 goals per game over the stretch.
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Saber at odds with the Canadians
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- Moneyline (ML): Sabers -105 (bet $105 to win $100) | Canadiens -115 (bet $115 to win $100)
- Puck Line (PL) / Against Spread (ATS): Cypress +0.5 (-105) | Canadiens -0.5 (-115)
- over/under (O/U): 6.5 (O: -120 | U: +100)
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Swords projected at Canadiens goalies
Craig Anderson (3-3-0, 2.82 GAA, .910 SV%) vs. Jake Allen (6-6-0, 3.33 GAA, .898 SV%)
Anderson came in relief against his former team — the Ottawa Senators — on the road on Wednesday, allowing just one goal on 15 shots. However, he’s having a rough November, going 0-3-0 with a 3.84 GAA and 0.81 SV% in 3 starts and 1 relief appearance in the month.
Allen has hit 4 goals in each of his past 3 starts, and has a 3-3-0 record, 3.80 GAA and 0.88 SV% across 6 games in November.
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Sabers Canadiens Picks and Predictions
Canadiens 4, Sabres 3
The Canada (-115) Worth playing, mainly because the swordsmen were struggling hard and showing no signs of life.
Buffalo has allowed 4 or more goals in 3 straight games, in 7 of 8 slide losses, and has struggled to light the flashlight itself. The Sabers have scored just 2.2 goals per game over the past six years, well short of the team’s season average of 3.4 GPG, which ranks ninth in the league.
Puck line/against the spread
There is no puck line available in this game at the time of publication, the line is listed as a pick.
over 6.5 (-120) It is lean here.
The Over is 8-3 in the past 11 games overall for the Sabers while cashing in is 5-2 in the last 7 games against Eastern Conference foes.
The Over have gone 4-1 in their last 5 games with the Canadiens, while being 4-1 in their last 5 home games as well.
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