Ottawa Senators (8-15-1) at Montreal Canadiens (9-6-5)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -244 / Ottawa Senators +216 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Bell Centre.
The Ottawa Senators look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 13 percent of their power play opportunities. Brady Tkachuk leads Ottawa with nine goals, Thomas Chabot has 11 assists and Drake Batherson has 52 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.9 goals per game and are killing 75.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has allowed 58 goals on 499 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed 31 goals on 220 shots.
The Montreal Canadiens need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 19.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Toffoli leads Montreal with 12 goals, Jeff Petry has 12 assists and Brendan Gallagher has 67 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 76.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 38 goals on 338 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up 17 goals on 240 shots.
The Senators are 14-50 in their last 64 road games and 16-40 in their last 56 overall. The Canadiens are 2-5 in their last 7 Tuesday games and 0-5 in their last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Senators last 5 overall. The under is 7-3 in Canadiens last 10 overall. The Senators are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Montreal and 6-13 in the last 19 meetings.
The Ottawa Senators aren't nearly as good as what they've shown over the last week or so and everybody is waiting for them to come back to reality, but they're cashing underdog tickets in the meantime. The Montreal Canadiens are the better team and have the rest advantage, but they've done nothing up to this point to deserve being this big of a favorite. I'll take another shot in the dark and chase the plus money with the Senators.