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Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators prediction 1-23-24 Picks

Ottawa Senators (17-24-1) vs. Montreal Canadiens (19-20-7)
January 23, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Montreal Canadiens +101 / Ottawa Senators -122; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Ottawa Senators and the Montreal Canadiens meet in NHL action from the Bell Centre on Tuesday night. Who comes out on top in this all-Canadian Atlantic division clash? Let’s dive in and find out with our Senators vs. Canadiens Prediction.

Ottawa Senators Team Preview

The Ottawa Senators come into this one looking to build on a 5-3 win over Philadelphia in their last matchup. Tim Stutzle leads Ottawa in scoring with 38 points including a team-high 31 assists along with 7 goals. Claude Giroux has 35 points with 13 goals and 22 assists while Brady Tkachuk has 31 points with a team-high 18 goals. Drake Batherson has 33 points with 15 goals and 18 assists. Joonas Korpisalo has gone 9-15-1 with a 3.56 GAA and an .887 save percentage in goal for Ottawa while Anton Forsberg is 7-8 with a 3.35 GAA and an .889 save percentage in goal for the Senators.

Ottawa Senators Team Facts

  • The Senators have won each of their last seven games against the Canadiens.
  • The Senators have failed to cover the puck line in six of their last seven night games.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1′ market has hit in each of the Senators’ last 11 Tuesday games.
  • The Senators have won the first period in each of their last five games as favorites

Montreal Canadiens Team Preview

The Montreal Canadiens will try to rebound from a 9-4 loss to Boston last time out. Nick Suzuki has a team-high 38 points with 12 goals and 26 assists while Cole Caufield has 35 points with 16 goals and 19 assists. Mike Matheson has 32 points with 25 assists of his own while Sean Monahan has 31 points with 11 goals and 20 assists. Jake Allen is 5-8-2 with a .901 save percentage and 3.49 GAA while Sam Montembault is 10-7-4 with a 3.11 GAA and a .903 save percentage in goal for Montreal this season. Cayden Primeau is also 4-5-1 with a 3.36 GAA and an .899 save percentage this season for the Habs. The Canadiens will meet the Islanders after this one.

Montreal Canadiens Team Facts

  • The favorites have won each of the last eight games between the Senators and Canadiens.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in seven of the Canadiens’ last eight games at Bell Centre.
  • The Canadiens have lost the third period in each of their last six games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 3′ market has hit in each of the Canadiens’ last 16 games as underdogs against Atlantic Division opponents.

Senators vs. Canadiens Prediction

I’m on Montreal here. Sure, the Canadiens have been roasted in their last two games, including a 6-2 loss to Ottawa just a few days ago, making it 15 goals allowed in their last two games and Ottawa’s won 7 in a row against Montreal. But let’s not forget, even with the win over Philadelphia, Ottawa’s won just five games away from home in 18 tries this season. Montreal’s a decent enough home team and I just don’t think Ottawa should be this heavily favored here. I’ll take a crack at Montreal and the plus money in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Montreal +101

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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