Habs vs. Sens series shifts to Ottawa
The Montreal Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators will resume their best-of-seven first-round NHL playoff series on Sunday night as the two teams take to the ice at Scotiabank Place for Game 3.
Montreal evened up the series at 1-1 with a 3-1 home win as a -120 favorite on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks in Game 2 on Friday night. The Habs lost Game 1 to the Senators by a 4-2 score as a -137 home favorite back on Thursday night.
The Senators bring a 25-17-6 record to the battle against the 29-14-5 Canadiens. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Ottawa go 11-30-7 so far and the Canadiens go 25-22-1.
Bettors looking to side with the Senators in this one found them earlier as -137 favorites on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
The Senators sit at No. 11 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Canadiens sit at a No. 3 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ottawa's No. 26-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Senators powerplay has clicked at a 15.9% rate while the Canadiens have a 79.8% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, Ottawa was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Canadiens. Bettors on Montreal at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Ottawa are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Montreal are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Canadiens at Senators trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Montreal's last 17 games on the road
Montreal is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Montreal is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Ottawa's last 13 games
Ottawa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Montreal
Ottawa is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Montreal at Ottawa, Tuesday, May 7