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Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators Betting Preview

Ottawa SenatorsMontreal Canadiens
Jan 14, 7:00 PM | Bell Centre

Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens Odds

24-15-6TEAM RECORD16-20-7

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Ottawa duelling Montreal on Saturday at Bell Centre.

The Canadiens sit at 16-20-7 on the season; in comparison, the Senators are currently 24-15-6. Looking to wager on the totals? Montreal is 18-21-4 OU, and Ottawa is 25-20 OU.

View Ottawa vs Montreal Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Canadiens as -120 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 14 (Canadiens) and the No. 15 (Senators) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Montreal's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Senators defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.2 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 13.3% while the Senators defense kills off 80.3% of their penalties.

In their last action, Ottawa was a 3-0 winner on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Ottawa at +150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Bruins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -240 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing NY Rangers are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Senators at Canadiens trends to consider:
Ottawa is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa's last 7 games
Ottawa is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Montreal
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ottawa
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games at home
Montreal is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
Montreal is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Ottawa

Next up:
Ottawa home to Winnipeg, Monday, January 16
Montreal home to NY Rangers, Sunday, January 15