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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.

View Montreal vs Ottawa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

Power Rankings:
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

Next up:
Montreal at Ottawa, Tuesday, May 7