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Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Preview

Montreal CanadiensOttawa Senators
Dec 27, 7:30 PM | Scotiabank Place

Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators Odds

13-16-7TEAM RECORD17-14-5

The Ottawa Senators battle the visiting Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday in NHL betting action at Scotiabank Place.

The Senators sport records of 17-14-5 heading into this matchup, while the Canadiens sit at 13-16-7 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 21-15 for the Senators and 15-18-3 for the Canadiens.

View Montreal vs Ottawa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-130 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Senators rated this week at No. 17 and the Canadiens sitting at No. 18.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ottawa's No. 8-ranked offense (3.1 goals per game) against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Senators powerplay has clicked at a 18.3% rate while the Canadiens have a 88.7% rate on the penalty kill.

The Canadiens were a 4-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Winnipeg at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Ottawa lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Hurricanes on December 23. Bettors who backed the Hurricanes at -120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Montreal Canadiens Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Winnipeg are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Carolina are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

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

Next up:
Montreal at Tampa Bay, Thursday, December 29
Ottawa home to Calgary, Friday, December 30