Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens Odds
The visiting Ottawa Senators are underdogs at Bell Centre against the Montreal Canadiens Thursday as they seek to end their first-round series with the Habs.
Ottawa escaped with an OT win in Game 4 to go up 3-1 in the series. The Habs have lost key players to injury but still controlled much of that game, hence the short odds from sportsbooks.
The Canadiens sit at 29-14-5 on the season; in comparison, the Senators are currently 25-17-6. Looking to wager on the totals? Montreal is 25-22-1 OU, and Ottawa is 11-30-7 OU.
The visitors opened as +130 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Sportsbook.ag.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 3-ranked Canadiens and the No. 11-rated Senators in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 3-ranked offense (3.1 goals per game) against a Senators defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 20.7% rate while the Senators have a 88% rate on the penalty kill.
The Canadiens were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Ottawa at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.
Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Montreal are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Ottawa are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Senators at Canadiens trends to consider:
Ottawa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Ottawa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ottawa's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Ottawa's last 15 games
Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Montreal's last 12 games at home
Montreal is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Montreal is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Ottawa home to Montreal, Saturday, May 11