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Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens - 10/30/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Montreal Canadiens (3-7-1) at Ottawa Senators (5-1-5)
Date & Time Monday October 30, 2017, 7:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Ottawa Senators -120 / Montreal Canadiens +100 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The Ottawa Senators welcome the Montreal Canadiens to town in NHL action on Monday.

The Montreal Canadiens are looking to recover from a slow start with a visit to the Ottawa Senators on Monday. Montreal has won two of three after downing the New York Rangers 5-4 on Saturday night.

The Canadiens jumped to a 3-0 lead and never looked back with Phillip Danault leading the offense with a pair of tallies and a pair of helpers. Alex Galchenyuk, Paul Byron and Max Pacioretty also lit the lamp for the Habs with Carey Price needing the support with  four goals allowed on 26 shots.

New York rallied but fell short despite balanced scoring from Rick Nash, Pavel Buchnevich, Mika Zibanejed and Brady Skjei. JT miller logged two assists and the loss went to Ondrej Pavelec with all five goals given up on 43 shots.

The Ottawa Senators host the Montreal Canadiens looking for consistency. Ottawa missed out on an opportunity for consecutive victories after a 5-4 shootout loss at the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.

These teams traded scores for 60 minutes and overtime before New Jersey picked up the two points on Jesper Bratt’s 4th round shootout winner. Adam Henrique, Jimmy Hayes, Brian Gibbons and Damon Severson provided  the Devils offense in regulation while Keith Kinkaid stopped 23 shots to pick up the win.

Ottawa scored twice with less then two minutes remaining in regulation to stay alive but it all went for naught. The Senators scoring came off the sticks of Mike Hoffman, Johnny Oduya, Mark Stone and Christopher DiDomenico with less then 37 seconds left. Mike Condon fell to 1-0-2 with four goals given up on 25 shots as the Sens have not won back to back games since week one.

Canadiens are 0-4 in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400  and Canadiens are 0-5 in their last 5 road games and Canadiens are 1-7 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. Over is 4-0 in Senators last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and under is 5-1-1 in Senators last 7 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game and Senators are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning % below .400. Over is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings and home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Ottawa.  

Whenever these teams meet the respective offenses seem to do well so for now I’ll back the over…

over 5.5 // will update

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