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Senators Looking To Keep Pace With Canadiens

It was a hard-fought game when Atlantic Division rivals clashed Saturday night but the Montreal Canadiens ultimately beat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 in a shootout. The win gave the Canadiens a slight two-point cushion in the Atlantic, which is not much considering the Senators have a game in hand. Neither team will have much time to recover, as the Habs and Sens finish off their home-and-home series in Montreal on Sunday. 

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of the Senators’ past 19 games.
  • The Canadiens are 1-6 against the puckline in their past 7 games at home.
  • The Canadiens are 8-2 SU in their past 19 games.

Trailing 2-1 in the third period, Phillip Danault and Brendan Gallagher scored 31 seconds apart to give the Canadiens a 3-2 lead Saturday. Though much has been made of Gallagher’s offensive struggles this season, the diminutive forward has recorded a point in three straight games while averaging 4.7 shots per game in that span.

Both Derick Brassard and Erik Karlsson had a goal and an assist Saturday night to extend their dominant play against the Canadiens.  In three games against Montreal this season, Brassard and Karlsson have combined for four goals and six assists and a plus-7 rating.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Montreal Canadiens as -150 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 2.9-2.6 result in favor of the Senators. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Montreal Canadiens are 40-23-8 overall while the Ottawa Senators are 39-23-8. As for the totals, Montreal is 27-31-13 on the OU, and Ottawa is 28-40-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Ottawa injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 15-rated Ottawa Senators taking on the No. 27-rated Montreal Canadiens in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Montreal Canadiens No. 16-ranked offense (2.75 goals per game) against a Ottawa Senators defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.59 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 19.9% rate while the Senators have a 82.57% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • Ottawa is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Ottawa is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Ottawa's last 19 games
  • Ottawa is 15-4 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
  • Montreal is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Montreal is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • Montreal is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Montreal is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ottawa at Boston, Tuesday, March 21st
Montreal home to Detroit, Tuesday, March 21st

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