Buffalo Sabres vs. NY Rangers Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [12/23/2023]

Buffalo Sabres vs. NY Rangers Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks  [12/23/2023]

The NY Rangers will face the Buffalo Sabres in NHL action at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, beginning at 7:30PM ET.

Dimers.com's in-depth betting preview for Saturday's Sabres vs. Rangers matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Sabres vs. Rangers Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used powerful machine learning and data to simulate the outcome of Saturday's NHL matchup between the Sabres and Rangers 10,000 times, in line with our coverage of NHL predictions.

Our proven predictive analytics model currently gives the Rangers a 62% chance of defeating the Sabres.

According to our model, the Sabres (+1.5) have a 59% chance of covering the puck line, while the Over/Under total of 6.5 goals has a 52% chance of going under.

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Sabres vs. Rangers Odds

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Sabres Rangers
Puck Line +1.5 (-164) -1.5 (+140)
Moneyline +146 -170
Total o6.5 (-110) u6.5 (-110)
  • The Rangers are -1.5 favorites versus the Sabres, with +140 at BetMGM Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog Sabres (+1.5) to cover the puck line, FanDuel Sportsbook has the best odds currently on offer at -164.
  • DraftKings Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Rangers at -170. That means you can risk $170 to win $100 for a total payout of $270 if they get the W.
  • Meanwhile, FanDuel currently has the best moneyline odds for the Sabres at +146, where you can bet $100 to profit $146, earning a total payout of $246 if they win.
  • The Over/Under for total goals scored is set at 6.5 with BetMGM, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -110, as well as the best odds for the Under at -110.

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

As always, check out all the sports betting sites available in your state for the best NHL odds and lines.

Sabres vs. Rangers Picks

By comparing our predictions to the odds listed above, we have found the best betting picks to make on this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Puck Line Rangers -1.5 +140
Moneyline Rangers -170
Total Under 6.5 -110


Although the Sabres are more likely to cover the puck line, our best bet of Rangers -1.5 is based on the chance of that happening, when compared to the top odds available.

Our NHL best bets are based on complex simulations and gambling intelligence to serve you the best possible plays every time.

Sabres vs. Rangers Player Props

Who will score the first goal in Sabres vs. Rangers?

According to our model, NY's Mika Zibanejad is most likely to score the first goal in Sabres vs. Rangers.

Our projections give Zibanejad a 7.7% chance of scoring the first goal at Madison Square Garden, while the Rangers star is a 37.7% chance of netting an anytime goal.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

Buffalo Sabres

Player First Goal Probability
Tage Thompson 6.5%
Alex Tuch 5.5%
Dylan Cozens 4.8%
Jeff Skinner 4.3%
John-Jason Peterka 3.4%

NY Rangers

Player First Goal Probability
Mika Zibanejad 7.7%
Chris Kreider 7.0%
Artemi Panarin 6.3%
Vincent Trocheck 5.6%
Alexis Lafreniere 4.6%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

Buffalo Sabres

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Tage Thompson 33.3%
Alex Tuch 28.2%
Jeff Skinner 26.2%
Dylan Cozens 24.1%
Casey Mittelstadt 19.2%

NY Rangers

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Mika Zibanejad 37.7%
Artemi Panarin 35.9%
Chris Kreider 35.5%
Vincent Trocheck 29.5%
Alexis Lafreniere 26.4%
Don't forget, our model updates regularly, so check this article for any changes to our betting insights before the Sabres vs. Rangers on Saturday December 23, 2023.

Sabres vs. Rangers Game Information

Saturday's game between the Rangers and Sabres at Madison Square Garden is scheduled to begin at 7:30PM ET.

  • Who: Buffalo Sabres vs. NY Rangers
  • Date: Saturday December 23, 2023
  • Time: 7:30PM ET / 4:30PM PT
  • Venue: Madison Square Garden


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