7* Saturday NHL BUF/MON
Buffalo vs. Montreal,
02/02/2013 14:00 EDT,
Score: 1 - 6
Total: -137/+5½ Under
Sabres & Canadiens under 5.5
The Montreal Canadiens host the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday. Montreal is coming off a 5-1 loss to Ottawa, while Buffalo beat Boston their last time out, 7-4.
Both teams are coming off of high-scoring games, but historically they’ve hunkered down and put forth a better defensive effort to follow up.
The Canadiens have played under the total in nine of their last 11 games after allowing five goals or more in their previous game, while Buffalo has played under the total in six of their last seven games after scoring five or more in their previous game.
The Canadiens allowed five goals to Ottawa on Wednesday, but that was the second game of a back-to-back, so Carey Price took a seat in favor of Peter Budaj.
Price is slated to return in this game, and he’s been his usual stellar self between the pipes for the Canadiens this season. He’s compiled a 1.98 GAA and a .924 save percentage in five games this season.
Ryan Miller’s been no slouch either. His GAA is a little higher at 2.64, but his save percentage sits at a very respectable .920.
The under is 12-1-2 in the last 15 meetings between these teams. Take the UNDER.
Good Luck, Razor Ray
7* Play on Sabres & Canadiens u5.5 -137