The Montreal Canadiens are once again home favorites on the NHL betting lines at the online sportsbooks as they try to stretch their first-round series lead to 2-0 on Friday when they face the Ottawa Senators in Game 2 at the Bell Centre.
Montreal paid out in the opener of the series on Wednesday night, edging Ottawa 4-3 as the home favorite in an OVER result for totals bettors. Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond allowed four goals on 39 shots in that contest, while Montreal’s Carey Price gave up three goals on 33 shots.
Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens Opening Odds and Betting Line
If you’re backing the visiting Ottawa Senators in this one, they Senators listed earlier today as underdogs of 122 at most sportsbooks, including Bodog. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.
Computer Prediction: Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens Pick
Odds – VSB
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.3-2.8 victory for the Senators. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Montreal will face the 43-27-13 Senators. In totals betting, the Canadiens are 28-39-16 in over under betting so far this season while the Ottawa Senators are 37-37-9. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Montreal vs Ottawa injuries news.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds – VSB
show the No. 8-rated Ottawa Senators taking on the No. 24-rated Montreal Canadiens in this contest.
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How Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens Stats Match Up
The game also pits Montreal’s No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 2.71 goals per game, against a Senators defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.64 goals allowed. The Canadiens power play is averaging 16.46% while the Senators defense kills off 82.95% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Ottawa was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Canadiens. They lost as +120 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.
Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Odds Trends
Ottawa is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Ottawa is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Ottawa’s last 9 games when playing Montreal
Montreal is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal’s last 7 games
Montreal is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal’s last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Ottawa home to Montreal, Sunday, April 19th