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Canadiens vs. Sabres Prediction and Odds - October 23, 2023

Canadiens vs. Sabres Prediction and Odds - October 23, 2023

The Buffalo Sabres and Montreal Canadiens will lock horns in the NHL at KeyBank Center on Monday, starting at 7:00PM ET.

Dimers' prediction for Monday's Canadiens vs. Sabres game, plus the latest odds and our in-depth game preview, are featured below.


Who Will Win: Canadiens vs. Sabres

Based on cutting-edge machine learning and data, Dimers.com has simulated the outcome of Monday's Canadiens-Sabres NHL matchup 10,000 times.

Dimers' revolutionary predictive analytics model, DimersBOT, gives the Sabres a 61% chance of winning against the Canadiens.

More: Canadiens vs. Sabres Simulated 10,000 Times

Canadiens vs. Sabres Odds

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

  • Puck Line: Sabres -1.5 (+126), Canadiens +1.5 (-148)
  • Moneyline: Sabres -180, Canadiens +160
  • Total: Over/Under 6.5 (-125/+110)

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

The Sabres are listed as -1.5 favorites versus the Canadiens, with +126 at FanDuel Sportsbook the best odds currently available.

For the underdog Canadiens (+1.5) to cover the puck line, DraftKings Sportsbook has the best odds currently on offer at -148.

PointsBet currently has the best moneyline odds for the Sabres at -180. That means you can risk $180 to win $100, for a total payout of $280, if they get the W.

Elsewhere, BetMGM currently has the best moneyline odds for the Canadiens at +160, where you can bet $100 to profit $160, earning a total payout of $260, if they win.

The Over/Under for total goals scored sits at 6.5 with PointsBet, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -125, while DraftKings Sportsbook currently has the best odds for the Under at +110.

As always, check out all the legal sportbooks that are available in your state for the best NHL odds and lines.

According to DimersBOT, the Canadiens (+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 Over.

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Best Bets: Canadiens vs. Sabres


Our best bets are based on world-class modeling and betting expertise to serve you the best possible plays every day of the year.

While the Sabres are more likely to win the game, according to DimersBOT, betting on the Canadiens moneyline is the best option because of the edge found when comparing our data-led probabilities to the betting odds currently available.

Taking advantage of the edges published here at Dimers is one of the keys to being a profitable sports bettor in the long run.

Furthermore, despite the Over being more likely to hit on this occasion, Under 6.5 is our best bet on account of the better odds (+110) that are available from DraftKings Sportsbook.

Canadiens vs. Sabres Prediction

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Dimers has full coverage of Monday's Canadiens vs. Sabres game, including pregame predictions, the best picks, and live win probabilities.

Canadiens vs. Sabres Player Props

Who will score the first goal in Canadiens vs. Sabres? The data is in.

Featured below are the most likely first goal and most likely anytime goal scorers for both the Canadiens and Sabres.

And you know what, we provide this information to you for FREE to help you select the best prop picks for Monday's game.

According to DimersBOT, Buffalo's Tage Thompson is most likely to score the first goal in Canadiens vs. Sabres.

DimersBOT gives Thompson a 9.1% chance of scoring the first goal at KeyBank Center, while the Sabres star is a 45.2% chance of netting an anytime goal.

Scroll down for our complete list of first and anytime goal scorer probabilities.


First Goal Scorer Probabilities

Montreal Canadiens

  • Cole Caufield: 6.5% probability
  • Rafael Harvey-Pinard: 4.7% probability
  • Nick Suzuki: 4.6% probability
  • Alex Newhook: 4.3% probability
  • Josh Anderson: 4.1% probability

Buffalo Sabres

  • Tage Thompson: 9.1% probability
  • Jeff Skinner: 6.9% probability
  • Alex Tuch: 6.8% probability
  • Dylan Cozens: 5.5% probability
  • Victor Olofsson: 4.0% probability

Anytime Goal Scorer Probabilities

Montreal Canadiens

  • Cole Caufield: 33.7% probability
  • Nick Suzuki: 26.2% probability
  • Rafael Harvey-Pinard: 25.6% probability
  • Alex Newhook: 24.0% probability
  • Josh Anderson: 23.9% probability

Buffalo Sabres

  • Tage Thompson: 45.2% probability
  • Jeff Skinner: 37.3% probability
  • Alex Tuch: 35.9% probability
  • Dylan Cozens: 33.8% probability
  • Victor Olofsson: 24.0% probability

Remember, DimersBOT updates frequently, so refresh this page for the latest betting analysis ahead of Canadiens vs. Sabres on Monday October 23, 2023.


Canadiens vs. Sabres Preview

Monday's action between the Sabres and Canadiens at KeyBank Center is scheduled to commence at 7:00PM ET.

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