Montreal Canadiens vs. Ottawa Senators - 11/29/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ottawa Senators (8-8-6) at Montreal Canadiens (10-12-3)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -130 / Ottawa Senators +118 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RDS, TSN
The Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Bell Centre.
The Ottawa Senators could use a victory here that would snap a six-game losing streak. The Ottawa Senators are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 16.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Stone leads Ottawa with 13 goals, Erik Karlsson has 16 assists and Mike Hoffman has 81 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 79.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 51 goals on 486 shots faced and Mike Condon has allowed 15 goals on 156 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 10 games.
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The Montreal Canadiens need another victory after losing six of their last nine games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 15.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Brendan Gallagher leads Montreal with 10 goals, Jonathan Drouin has 12 assists and Shea Weber has 60 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 77.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 40 goals on 319 shots faced and Charlie Lindgren has allowed 19 goals on 250 shots. The Montreal Canadiens have allowed three or less goals in nine of their last 11 games.
The Senators are 1-4 in their last 5 road games, 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-6 in their last 6 overall. The Canadiens are 0-5 in their last 5 Wednesday games, 6-2 in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The Senators are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings and the over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 9-1-1 in Canadiens last 11 overall and the over is 6-1 in Senators last 7 road games.
The Ottawa Senators have given us really little reason to back them during this losing streak, as the defense has really been poor and the offense hasn't been nearly good enough to mask those issues. Montreal has had it's struggles as well, but it may be bouncing back with back-to-back victories. The Canadiens have also won four straight against Ottawa, which includes outscoring them 19-8 during that span. Have to side with Montreal and the reasonable price at home.