Montreal Canadiens vs. Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [12/22/2023]

Montreal Canadiens vs. Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks  [12/22/2023]

The Chicago Blackhawks will face the Montreal Canadiens in NHL action at United Center on Friday, beginning at 8:30PM ET.'s full betting preview for Friday's Canadiens vs. Blackhawks matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Canadiens vs. Blackhawks Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used powerful machine learning and statistical analysis to simulate the result of Friday's NHL game between the Canadiens and Blackhawks 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of NHL predictions.

Our popular predictive analytics model currently gives the Blackhawks a 51% chance of beating the Canadiens.

According to our model, the Canadiens (+1.5) have a 70% chance of covering the puck line, while the Over/Under total of 6 goals has a 51% chance of going under.

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Canadiens vs. Blackhawks Odds

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

Bet Type Canadiens Blackhawks
Puck Line +1.5 (-245) -1.5 (+215)
Moneyline -102 -115
Total o6 (-115) u6 (-105)
  • The Blackhawks are currently -1.5 favorites against the Canadiens, with +215 at DraftKings Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog Canadiens (+1.5) to cover the puck line, FanDuel Sportsbook has the best odds currently on the market at -245. In a sign of how close this game is expected to be, both the Blackhawks and Canadiens are currently at minus-money betting odds on the moneyline.

  • BetMGM Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Blackhawks at -115. That means you can risk $115 to win $100 for a total payout of $215 if they get the W.

  • Meanwhile, FanDuel currently has the best moneyline odds for the Canadiens at -102, where you can risk $102 to win $100 for a total payout of $202 if they come out on top.
  • The Over/Under sits at 6 with BetMGM, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -115, as well as the best odds for the Under at -105.

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

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

Canadiens vs. Blackhawks Picks

By comparing our probabilities to the odds listed above, we have identified the best betting picks to place on this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Puck Line Canadiens +1.5 -245
Moneyline Canadiens -102
Total Under 6 -105


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

Taking advantage of the edges seen here at Dimers is crucial to achieving long-term profitability as a bettor.

Dimers' NHL best bets are based on world-class simulations and gambling expertise to serve you the best possible plays every time.

Canadiens vs. Blackhawks Player Props

Who will score the first goal in Canadiens vs. Blackhawks?

According to our model, Chicago's Connor Bedard is most likely to score the first goal in Canadiens vs. Blackhawks.

Our projections give Bedard a 7.8% chance of scoring the first goal at United Center, while the Blackhawks star is a 38.1% chance of netting an anytime goal.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

Montreal Canadiens

Player First Goal Probability
Cole Caufield 6.8%
Nick Suzuki 6.7%
Josh Anderson 4.9%
Sean Monahan 4.2%
Mike Matheson 3.8%

Chicago Blackhawks

Player First Goal Probability
Connor Bedard 7.8%
Anthony Beauvillier 5.0%
Taylor Raddysh 4.9%
Ryan Donato 4.8%
Cole Guttman 4.4%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

Montreal Canadiens

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Cole Caufield 34.6%
Nick Suzuki 33.1%
Sean Monahan 24.9%
Josh Anderson 24.9%
Mike Matheson 19.3%

Chicago Blackhawks

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Connor Bedard 38.1%
Taylor Raddysh 25.4%
Cole Guttman 24.7%
Anthony Beauvillier 24.7%
Ryan Donato 24.4%
Don't forget, our model updates regularly, so refresh this article for the latest betting insights ahead of the Canadiens vs. Blackhawks on Friday December 22, 2023.

Canadiens vs. Blackhawks Game Information

Friday's game between the Blackhawks and Canadiens at United Center is scheduled to commence at 8:30PM ET.


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This preview article has been partially generated using automated processes and AI technology. Our goal is to provide timely and accurate updates on Friday's Canadiens vs. Blackhawks matchup, and automation assists in data collection, analysis, and formatting. Human editing and quality control are performed to ensure the content meets our editorial guidelines.

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