Montreal Canadiens (24-18-9) at Ottawa Senators (20-27-5)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators +150 / Montreal Canadiens -182 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Montreal Canadiens look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Toffoli leads Montreal with 28 goals, Jeff Petry has 28 assists and Josh Anderson has 123 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 77.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 65 goals on 659 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up 63 goals on 702 shots.
The Ottawa Senators look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor Brown leads Ottawa with 18 goals, Thomas Chabot has 25 assists and Brady Tkachuk has 203 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 79 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has allowed 79 goals on 738 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed 40 goals on 322 shots.
The Canadiens are 5-12 in their last 17 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Senators are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 6-2 in their last 8 games as an underdog. The under is 4-1 in Canadiens last 5 overall. The under is 14-4-3 in Senators last 21 overall. The Canadiens are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Ottawa.
The Montreal Canadiens are the better team here and need a win to improve their playoff odds, but as I've said many times in the past, they don't win consistently enough to deserve these sort of prices they get. The Ottawa Senators have cashed a lot of recent tickets in the underdog role and they've won five of the nine meetings this season against the Habs. You can do a lot worse than taking the Senators and the big plus money, especially with them on their home ice.