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Montreal Canadiens host Ottawa Senators in hockey action

Ottawa Senators

Montreal Canadiens
17-18-7 January 04, 2014, 07:00 PM | Bell Centre 24-14-4

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Montreal and Ottawa on Saturday, with the host Canadiens trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Montreal will face the 17-18-7 Senators. In totals betting, the Canadiens are 13-24-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Senators are 24-17-1 favoring the OVER.

View Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Ottawa before puck drop in this match found them as 143-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Canadiens at No. 21 and the Senators at No. 15 heading into this contest.

Ottawa was a 4-3 winner in its last match at home against the Jets. They won as -130 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 6-4 winner as they battled the Stars on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at +125 were rewarded, while the 10 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 19-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Senators defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.21 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 21.09% rate while the Senators have a 79.53% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Senators at Canadiens trends to consider:
Ottawa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Ottawa's last 23 games
Ottawa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Ottawa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Montreal
Montreal is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games
Montreal is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Montreal is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Ottawa

Next up:
Ottawa at Quebec, Wednesday, January 8th
Montreal home to Florida, Monday, January 6th