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Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens - 10/20/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Montreal Canadiens (4-1-1) at Ottawa Senators (3-2-1)
Date & Time Saturday October 20, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Ottawa Senators +100 / Montreal Canadiens -115 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
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NHL | Montreal Canadiens (4-1-1) at Ottawa Senators (3-2-1)
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The Ottawa Senators welcome the Montreal Canadiens to town for Saturday NHL action.

The Montreal Canadiens ended a four game home stand with three straight victories after a 3-2 win versus St. Louis on Wednesday. The Blues received power play goals from Vince Dunn and Brayden Schenn with Jake Allen allowing three goals on 23 shots to get the loss.

The Canadiens offense came off the sticks of Max Domi, Mike Reilly and Brendan Gallagher. Reilly also logged a helper and Carey Price recorded 23 stops to pick up the win for Montreal.

The Ottawa Senators are gunning for their third straight home  victory after downing Dallas 4-1 on Monday. The Stars opened the scoring on a first period power play tally with Ben Bishop giving up three goals on 23 shots to absorb the loss.

The balanced Senators attack received goals from Maxime Lajole, Brady Tkachuk, Mikkel Boedker and Zack Smith. Matt Duchene logged a pair of assists for Ottawa to make a winner of Crag Anderson and his 37 stops.

Over is 3-0-2 in Canadiens last 5 Saturday games and over is 8-1 in Canadiens last 9 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and Canadiens are 1-5 in their last 6 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game. Over is 4-0 in Senators last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and Senators are 0-7 in their last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest and over is 4-0 in Senators last 4 vs. Atlantic. Canadiens are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings and home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings. 

The price on a capable Canadiens squad has me looking their way against Ottawa who might be a bit rusty…

Pick:
Montreal -115 // will update

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