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Montreal Canadiens host Ottawa Senators in hockey action

Ottawa Senators

Montreal Canadiens
28-25-12 March 15, 2014, 07:00 PM | Bell Centre 35-25-7

The Canadiens get a visit from the Ottawa Senators in hockey action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Canadiens sport a record of 35-25-7 heading into this matchup, while the Senators sit at 28-25-12 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 22-35-10 for the Canadiens and 38-26-1 for the Senators. View Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens Odds and Stats.

The Canadiens - Senators odds would favor the Canadiens if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Montreal is rated No. 17 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Ottawa is at No. 24.

The Senators were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Nashville at +120 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Montreal was a 4-1 loser at home against the Bruins. Bettors on Boston at -130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 21-ranked offense (2.49 goals per game) against a Senators defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.28 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 18.58% rate while the Senators have a 80.08% rate on the penalty kill.

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

Next up:
Ottawa home to Colorado, Sunday, March 16th
Montreal at Buffalo, Sunday, March 16th