Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens Predictions & Betting Odds โ€“ NHL Preview

Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens Predictions & Betting Odds โ€“ NHL Preview

Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens Predictions & Betting Odds โ€“ NHL Preview

Written by Darren M
January 11, 2020
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The Ottawa Senators (16-22-6) meet the Montreal Canadiens (18-20-7) in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday evening.

Ottawa Senators Form

Ottawa lost for a sixth straight game as they went down to a 3-2 defeat in a shootout on the road to the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night.

Colin White and Brady Tkachuk scored the goals for the Senators, while Marcus Hogberg stopped 26 shots.

The Senators are averaging 2.73 Goals per Game (GPG), while they are allowing 3.39 (GA). Anthony Duclair leads the way for Ottawa with 21 goals and 32 points, while Thomas Chabot has recorded 21 assists. They are 11-7-2 on home-ice this season.

Betting Odds - Winner

Montreal Canadiens Form

Montreal lost for an eighth straight game as they went down 4-2 on home-ice to the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

Phillip Danault and Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored for the Canadiens, while Carey Price stopped 22 shots.

The Canadiens are averaging 3.09 GPG, while they are allowing 3.24 (GA). Tomas Tatar is Montreal’s leading man for goals, points and assists, with 16, 38 and 22 respectively. They are 10-9-3 on the road this season.

Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Lines & Prediction

Looking at NHL predictions for this game, something has to give between two teams badly struggling for positive results of late. The Senators have the home-ice advantage here, but the Canadiens have only been losing games narrowly recently, whereas the Senators have been conceding goals far too easily.

On the Money Line, Ottawa are available at +125 (2.25) with 888Sport, while Montreal can be backed at odds of -145 (1.68) with bet365. We’ll take the Canadiens as our tips to win this one.

NHL Prediction: Money Line – Montreal Canadiens to Win @ -145 (1.68) with bet365

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