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Offense Rare When Senators, Habs Meet

Goals have been at a premium when the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens have clashed, with the UNDER hitting in five of the past six games between the two teams. The Sens and Habs have averaged a combined 3.17 goals per game in their past six against one another.

Shark Bites
  • Montreal has not lost five consecutive games since February 2012.
  • The OVER if 5-2 in the Senators past seven road games.
  • Canadiens goalie Mike Condon is 1-0-1 with a 1.49 GAA against Ottawa this season.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau has relished in the spotlight of this Atlantic Division rivalry this season as the Ottawa native has tallied two goals in two games against Montreal. The Senators will need to try and find some consistency on the road moving forward as they have only recorded two consecutive road wins once since the start of November.

The Canadiens are in the midst of a four-game losing skid, their longest since they lost four straight in January of 2014. The Habs are just 1-4-1 in their past six games and have not scored more than two goals in that span.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Montreal Canadiens as -125 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 2.7-2.5 result in favor of the Canadiens. 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

19-8-3 Montreal battles the Senators, currently with a 15-9-5 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 14-10-6 for the Canadiens and 14-15 for the Senators. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Ottawa injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Montreal Canadiens at No. 6 and the Ottawa Senators at No. 16 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Montreal Canadiens No. 3-ranked offense (3.23 goals per game) against a Ottawa Senators defense that ranks No. 25 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 21.15% rate while the Senators have a 77.32% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Lightning on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at -183 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Canadiens were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -131 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ottawa's last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ottawa's last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa's last 6 games when playing Montreal
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ottawa's last 9 games when playing on the road against Montreal
  • Montreal is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Montreal is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing Ottawa
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Montreal's last 9 games when playing at home against Ottawa

Next Betting Matchups

Ottawa home to Los Angeles, Monday, December 14th
Montreal home to San Jose, Tuesday, December 15th