Today's Free Picks for
Posted at 1:30 PM EST.
7:35 PM EST. Montreal is off to a very good start this year when expectations were low and it’s all legit. The Habs analytics are strong and they have a nice 8-5-2 record to go along with it. We’ve gotten behind the Habs a few times this year but now it’s time to switch gears, as the Sabres are playing outstanding hockey but the results say otherwise.
Buffalo is coming off a 3-1 loss to the Rangers. They outshot the Rags 40-22 and outchanced them, 23-15. In fact, the Sabres have recorded 40 shots on net or more in three straight and in five of their last seven games but only have one win in their five and that solo victory occurred against Ottawa. However, the oddsmakers know how dangerous the Sabres are, as they made the Habs a small -130 choice today when for instance, Florida is near -150 over Edmonton for instance. The Sabres have very little market appeal but oddsmakers couldn’t care less, as they have tipped us off on a live pooch by posting this small number. The line has somewhat influenced this pick but when we look below the surface on the Sabres, we see a team that is playing as good or better than the Habs and that has a great chance to win here.
OT included - Buffalo +115 for 1 unit.
Regulation only - Buffalo-½ +190 for 1 unit.
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Buffalo -½ +190 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 3.80)