Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators Odds
NHL wagering interest swings to the Ottawa vs Montreal battle on Monday at Scotiabank Place as the Senators try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
The Senators sport records of 11-6-2 heading into this matchup, while the Canadiens sit at 12-4-2 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-13-2 for the Senators and 8-10 for the Canadiens.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Senators at No. 9 and the Canadiens at No. 7 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ottawa's No. 23-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Senators powerplay has clicked at a 16.9% rate while the Canadiens have a 82.5% rate on the penalty kill.
The Canadiens were a 3-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at -132 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Maple Leafs at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at +110 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.
Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing NY Rangers are 2-8
After a win are 7-3
Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Canadiens at Senators trends to consider:
Montreal is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 games
Montreal is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Montreal's last 12 games on the road
Ottawa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Ottawa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Ottawa's last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa's last 6 games at home
Montreal at Toronto, Wednesday, February 27
Ottawa at Boston, Thursday, February 28