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Ottawa SenatorsMontreal Canadiens
Feb 3, 2:00 PM | Bell Centre

Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens Odds

5-2-1TEAM RECORD5-2-0

NHL wagering interest swings to the Montreal vs Ottawa battle on Sunday at Bell Centre as the Canadiens try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Canadiens are 5-2 so far on the season. The Senators, meanwhile, are 5-2-1. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Montreal go 4-3 and the Senators go 2-6 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Canadiens as -121 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 12-ranked Canadiens and the No. 2-rated Senators in this matchup.


How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montreal's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 3.4 goals per game, against a Senators defense that ranks No. 1 at 1.8 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 26.8% while the Senators defense kills off 88.6% of their penalties.

The Senators were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Hurricanes. That made winners of bettors who got Carolina at -115 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Montreal was a 6-1 winner at home against the Sabres. Bettors on Montreal at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Carolina are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Buffalo are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Senators at Canadiens trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Ottawa's last 9 games
Ottawa is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Montreal
Montreal is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games
Montreal is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Ottawa

Next up:
Ottawa home to Buffalo, Tuesday, February 5
Montreal home to Boston, Wednesday, February 6