The Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators meet Saturday in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Montreal Canadiens Betting Preview
The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 15.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Cole Caufield leads Montreal with 26 goals, Nick Suzuki has 22 assists and Josh Anderson has 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 73.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jake Allen has given up 99 goals on 924 shots faced, and Sam Montembeault has allowed 65 goals on 723 shots.
The Ottawa Senators Betting Preview
The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 26.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Tim Stutzle leads Ottawa with 20 goals, Brady Tkachuk has 30 assists and Alex DeBrincat has 162 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Anton Forsberg has allowed 68 goals on 687 shots faced, and Cam Talbot has given up 73 goals on 768 shots.
Canadiens vs Senators Trends
The Canadiens are 20-48 in their last 68 road games and 43-93 in their last 136 overall. The Senators are 18-42 in their last 60 Saturday games and 19-50 in their last 69 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 7-3-1 in Canadiens last 11 road games. The under is 25-9 in Senators last 34 overall. The Canadiens are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Ottawa. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
Nobody wants to back the Montreal Canadiens on the road, and the Senators are the more trustworthy side here. However, there's not a ton of difference between these teams this season, and the Senators don't win games often when playing on the end of a back to back. The Habs have issues on the road, but with the rest advantage, I can talk myself into the plus money.