Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens Matchup


The Ottawa Senators, led by Mark Stone and Thomas Chabot, are ready to take the ice against Max Domi, Jonathan Drouin, and the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre in an Atlantic Division showdown. TVA Sports will showcase the game, and the opening face-off is at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15.

Ottawa Senators at Montreal Canadiens Odds

Oddsmakers have not yet posted moneyline or Over/Under odds for this matchup.

Earning 1.6 units for moneyline bettors, Montreal is 16-16 straight up (SU) overall this year. That early-season winning percentage is a refreshing turnaround from what the team managed during the 2017-18 season (29-53). Through 32 regular season matches, 17 of its games have gone over the total, while 14 have gone under and just one has pushed. This year, the team is 9-8 SU at home.

The Canadiens have converted on just 12.8 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that places them in the bottom- overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 25th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 76.2 percent of all penalties.

Averaging 26.2 saves per game with a .902 save percentage, Carey Price (12-13-4) has been the best goalkeeper for Montreal this season. If head coach Claude Julien decides to rest him, however, the team may go with Antti Niemi (4-4-4 record, .876 save percentage, 4.14 goals against average).

Ottawa has netted moneyline bettors 0.6 units this year and is currently 14-19 straight up (SU). A total of 21 of its outings have gone over the total, while nine have gone under the total and just two have pushed. As the visiting team, the Senators are 4-11 SU so far.

The Senators have converted on 22.1 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 29th overall and it’s successfully killed off 73.4 percent of all opponent power plays.

Craig Anderson (32.4 saves per game) has been the main option in the net for Ottawa. Anderson has 13 wins, 16 losses, and three OT losses to his credit, while registering a .907 save percentage and 3.51 goals against average this year.

Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens Betting Predictions

Pick: SU Winner \u2013 Senators, O/U \u2013 Under

Betting Trends

  • For both of these clubs, the total has gone over in four of their past five matchups.
  • Ottawa has managed 28.6 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Montreal is averaging 42.2 shots per game over its last five at home.
  • Six of Montreal’s last ten outings have been decided by two or more goals. The club is 4-2 overall in those games.
  • The Canadiens this season have recorded the third-most hits per game in the NHL (27.2), but that number has risen to 32.6 over their past five games as the home team.