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Hockey Matchup - Montreal Canadiens Ottawa Senators Odds Preview

Ottawa SenatorsMontreal Canadiens
March 13, 7:00 PM | Bell Centre

Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens Odds

13-8-5TEAM RECORD17-5-4

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Ottawa duelling Montreal on Wednesday at Bell Centre.

The Canadiens sit at 17-5-4 on the season; in comparison, the Senators are currently 13-8-5. Looking to wager on the totals? Montreal is 15-11 OU, and Ottawa is 5-17-4 OU.

View Ottawa vs Montreal Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Senators listed earlier today as underdogs of +-168 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 13-rated Senators taking on the No. 3-rated Canadiens in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 5-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Senators defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.1 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 20% rate while the Senators have a 89.5% rate on the penalty kill.

The Senators were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -162 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

The Canadiens were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 8-2
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing New Jersey are 6-4
After playing Florida are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Senators at Canadiens trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Ottawa's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa's last 7 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa's last 6 games when playing on the road against Montreal
Ottawa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Montreal
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal's last 5 games
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games when playing Ottawa

Next up:
Ottawa at Buffalo, Saturday, March 16
Montreal at New Jersey, Saturday, March 16