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Montreal Canadiens vs Buffalo Sabres – NHL Monday Night Picks (10/23/2023)

The Montreal Canadiens (2-1-1) will face off against the Buffalo Sabres (2-3-0) at KeyBank Center on Monday.

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  • Date: Monday, October 23, 2023
  • Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
  • TV: MSG Network
  • Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+125) Sabres (-154)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

The Montreal Canadiens (2-1-1) will face off against the Buffalo Sabres (2-3-0) at KeyBank Center on Monday. The betting odds for this game are +125 for the Canadiens and -154 for the Sabres. The over/under has been set at 7.

The Montreal Canadiens are coming into this game with a 2-1-1 record. In their last game, they defeated the Capitals 3-2. The Canadiens had an average offensive performance in this game, scoring 1 goal out of 3 power play opportunities and 3 goals out of 28 shots attempted. They received 10 penalty minutes in the game.

When playing at even strength, the Canadiens have scored 11 goals and allowed 9 goals. Their opponents have had 24 power play opportunities and scored 5 goals. The Canadiens have attempted 117 shots with a shooting percentage of 11.1%. Their save percentage is .900. Montreal has had 17 power play chances and scored 2 goals, giving them a power play percentage of 11.76%.

Sam Montembeault will be starting in goal for the Canadiens. He has a career save percentage of .896 and has made 2,841 total saves. Montembeault has played in 105 games and has a record of 34-46-12.

The Buffalo Sabres are currently 2-3-0 for the season. In their last game, they defeated the Islanders 3-1. The Sabres had 3 power play opportunities in the game but were unable to score. They scored 3 goals out of 43 shots on goal.

For the season, the Sabres have scored 14 goals and allowed 15 goals. They have 11 goals at even strength and 1 goal on the power play. The Sabres have attempted 154 shots with a shooting percentage of 7.79%. Their save percentage is 89.6%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 94.74%.

Devon Levi will be starting in goal for the Sabres. He has a save percentage of .900 and has made 306 saves out of 340 shots taken.

Based on the odds and team performances, my pick for this game is Buffalo Sabres (-154).

The Pick: Buffalo Sabres (-154)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

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