Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Senators vs Canadiens NHL Odds
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(12-12-3) Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens (12-10-5)
Date: Tuesday, December 4th
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Canadiens – 176
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds:
NHL Betting Total: 6.5
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Only 2 points separate Ottawa and Montreal in the Eastern Conference race but oddsmakers are expecting a dominating performance from the Canadiens on Tuesday night listing them as huge favorites. It should also be a high scoring affair as the total is one of the highest you’ll see in NHL betting at 6.5. Is that number because of great offenses – or just atrocious defenses? We’ll find out soon enough.
The streaky Senators are on a bit of a run, having rattled off three straight wins after dropping four games in a row. There’s no doubt that this Ottawa team can put up some goals on Tuesday, having netted 4+ pucks in 6 of the last 8. The Sens actually rank 3rd in the NHL in goals scored this season and can find the back of the net against a Montreal team that is 23rd in goals allowed.
What can the Senators expect from G Craig Anderson in this contest? He’s lost 3 of his last 4 road starts allowing 19 goals in the process. Overall Anderson is playing well though, winning two straight games while allowing just 2 goals total. The Canadiens get off a ton of shots at 33.7 per game so Anderson better be ready to roll Tuesday.
The Canadiens are a hard bet on Tuesday mainly for the fact they’ve dropped 6 of their last 7 including 3 of 4 at home. The Montreal offense has sputtered over that time having scored two goals or less in 5 of the last 6. The Canadiens are facing back-to-back games with the Senators but have already dropped a 3-4 OT game back in October.
Carey Price was in goal that previous game vs. Ottawa and will be in net for Montreal again on Tuesday. He allowed 4 goals to the Sens in October but faced 34 shots. Price has actually dropped five of his last six decisions and has faced less than 30 shots in four of those games.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Senators are 2-14 their last 16 road games vs. a team with a losing record
- Senators are 13-38 their last 51 road games
- Canadiens are 1-4 their last 5 road games
- Canadiens are 1-6 their last 7 overall
Free Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens NHL Prediction:
The trends don’t really favor either team in this potentially ugly matchup. There’s definitely not any value on Montreal betting nearly 2/1 home ice or not.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Ottawa +160
The Senators are the play in this virtual toss-up of slumping teams.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Ottawa 4 Montreal 3
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