Canadiens vs. Sabres Prediction
With their top scorer back from injury, will the Sabres exact revenge from a loss suffered last week to the Canadiens when the two teams square off tonight at 7:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Sabres are -130 money line favorites to knock off the Habs, who have odds of +110 tonight. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 5 goals.
After suffering a lower-body injury that sidelined him for 11 games, Ryan O'Reilly is expected to return to Buffalo's lineup tonight. He should join a line with Evander Kane and Nicolas Deslauiers, while potential rookie of the year Jack Eichel will stay with Sam Reinhart, who has five points in his last five games.
The Sabres have won five of the past seven meetings with the Canadiens but lost 3-2 at Montreal last Thursday. But the Habs have lost six of their last eight games and were smoked 4-1 at home by the Panthers on Tuesday night. Montreal is one of the most banged-up teams in the NHL and its freefall should continue with a loss tonight in Buffalo.
WEDNESDAY NHL FREE PICK: BUFFALO SABRES -130