Montreal Canadiens vs. Ottawa Senators - 12/12/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ottawa Senators (15-9-5) at Montreal Canadiens (19-8-3)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -125 / Ottawa Senators +113 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens meet Saturday night at the Bell Centre.
The Ottawa Senators look for a nice road victory after splitting their last eight games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 21.3 percent of their power plays. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 15 goals, Bobby Ryan has 19 assists and Kyle Turris has 67 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 77.3 percent of their power play chances. Craig Anderson has allowed 67 goals on 794 shots faced and Andrew Hammond has given up 10 goals on 143 shots. Anderson has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Montreal Canadiens could use a nice victory to snap a four-game losing streak. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.2 percent of their power plays. Max Pacioretty leads Montreal with 13 goals, Tomas Plekanec has 19 assists and Brendan Gallagher has 70 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 86.4 percent of their power play chances. Mike Condon has allowed 39 goals on 438 shots faced and Carey Price has given up 24 goals on 365 shots. Condon has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Senators are 2-6 in their last 8 Saturday games and 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Canadiens are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 15-6 in their last 21 games playing on 1 days rest. The road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Montreal Canadiens are going to get back in the win column eventually and are still one of the tougher teams to beat at home. In a toss up game, I'm siding with the Canadiens at home.