Montreal Canadiens at Ottawa Senators Free Pick

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Max Domi, Jonathan Drouin, and the Montreal Canadiens will do battle against Thomas Chabot, Matt Duchene, and the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre in a divisional tilt. The Sports Network will broadcast the game, which gets underway at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 6.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Ottawa Senators Odds

The Canadiens (-130) are tabbed as the favorites over the Senators (+110) and the Over/Under (O/U) is placed at 7 goals. The odds for betting the total stand at -125 for the over and +105 for the under.

Montreal is 13-15 straight up (SU) and has lost 0.4 units for moneyline bettors thus far. 14 of its matches have gone over the total, while 13 have gone under and just one has pushed. This 2018-19 Canadiens team is 5-7 SU on the road.

Montreal has converted on just 14.7 percent of its power play chances this year, a figure that places them in the bottom- overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 16th out of 31 teams, and it has successfully killed off 79.1 percent of all penalties..

Boasting a .899 save percentage and 26.8 saves per game, Carey Price (9-12-4) has been the best option in goal for Montreal this season. If it decides to give him a rest, however, head coach Claude Julien might turn to Antti Niemi (4-3-1 record, .893 save percentage, 3.61 goals against average).

Ottawa’s 12-16 straight up (SU) and has earned 1.9 units for moneyline bettors this year. 20 of its outings have gone over the total, while six have gone under and just two have pushed. It’s 9-6 SU at home this year.

The Senators have converted on just 22.5 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 31st overall, and it’s successfully killed off 70.7 percent of all penalties.

Craig Anderson has denied 32.3 shots per game as the top option in goal for the Senators. Anderson has 11 wins, 14 losses, and three OT losses to his name and has recorded a fairly-weak .904 save percentage and 3.68 goals against average this year.

Montreal Canadiens at Ottawa Senators Betting Predictions

Pick: SU Winner \u2013 Canadiens, O/U \u2013 Over

Betting Trends

  • For both of these clubs, the over has hit in three of their last five games.
  • Montreal has attempted 34.0 shots per contest overall this season (the second-most in the NHL), and 36.0 in its last 10 games.
  • Eight of Ottawa’s last ten outings have been decided by two or more goals. The team is 3-5 overall in those games.
  • Montreal skaters have accounted for the fourth-most hits in the league (27.2 per game), but that number’s down to just 19.8 hits over their last five away games.