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Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens in NHL odds

Montreal Canadiens

Ottawa Senators
26-16-5 January 16, 2014, 07:30 PM | Canadian Tire Centre 21-18-8

The visiting Canadiens hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Canadian Tire Centre against the Ottawa Senators.

The Canadiens will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 26-16-5 this season, while the Senators are 21-18-8. Montreal is 14-27-6 against the total, while Ottawa is 27-19-1 versus the number.

View Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Montreal before puck drop in this match found them as -105-moneyline at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 16-ranked Senators and the No. 26-rated Canadiens in this matchup.

Montreal lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Devils on January 14. Bettors who backed the Devils at +155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Ottawa was a 3-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Wild. They won as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ottawa's No. 12-ranked offense (2.85 goals per game) against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.36 goals per game allowed. The Senators powerplay has clicked at a 19.05% rate while the Canadiens have a 85.99% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Canadiens at Senators trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Montreal's last 22 games on the road
Montreal is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ottawa
Montreal is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Ottawa
Ottawa is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Ottawa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Ottawa's last 14 games at home
Ottawa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal

Next up:
Montreal at Toronto, Saturday, January 18th
Ottawa home to New York, Saturday, January 18th