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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Thursday when the Ottawa Senators and the Boston Bruins meet at TD Garden.

Ottawa won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Canadiens on February 25. Bettors who backed the Senators at +122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Boston was a 4-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Islanders. They won as -143 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Boston:
Team record: 12-2-2 SU, ATS
Current streak: won 4 straight games.

is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Ottawa
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 9 games

When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing are 6-4
After playing NY Islanders are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Ottawa:
Team record: 12-6-2 SU, ATS
Current streak: won 5 straight games.

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 6 games when playing Boston

When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Montreal are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Next up:
Ottawa at Philadelphia, Saturday, March 2
Boston home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, March 2