Canadiens vs. Senators - 3/12/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ottawa Senators (30-24-11) at Montreal Canadiens (42-18-7)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -200 / Ottawa Senators +180 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RDS, RDS
The Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens meet Thursday night at the Bell Centre.
The Ottawa Senators look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight. The Senators are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Ottawa Senators have one power play in their last four games and have won seven of their last eight games when scoring at least three goals. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 24 goals, Bobby Ryan has 32 assists and Mika Zibanejad has 118 shots on goal. Defensively, the Senators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Andrew Hammond has allowed 12 goals on 261 shots faced and Craig Anderson has given up 80 goals on 1,067 shots.
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The Montreal Canadiens need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Canadiens are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored five goals in their last three games. The Montreal Canadiens have one power play goal in their last four games and have won four of their last five games when scoring at least three goals. Max Pacioretty leads Montreal with 31 goals, Tomas Plekanec has 26 assists and Brendan Gallagher has 196 shots on goal. Defensively, the Canadiens are allowing 2.1 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Carey Price has allowed 101 goals on 1,606 shots faced and Dustin Tokarski has given up 37 goals on 426 shots.
The Senators are 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 10-21 in their last 31 vs. Eastern Conference. The Canadiens are 11-5 in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest and 30-13 in their last 43 vs. Atlantic. The Senators are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Montreal and the home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Canadiens are flat outstruggling as of late, and the Senators have been money on the road as of late. I'll take a shot with the insane plus money.