Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Senators vs Canadiens NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(12-21-4) Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens (16-8-9)
Date: Saturday, April 3rd, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Centre Bell, Montreal, Quebec
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: +195 / -227
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 6
It is still pretty tough to know exactly what we are going to get out of this Canadiens team come playoff time as they could be a under the radar contender if a few things break their way. They do need to focus on actually making the playoffs though, and a win over the rebuilding Ottawa Senators will only help that cause.
The Ottawa Senators did not really bring their scoring touch in their last game against the Canadiens losing that contest by a score of 4-1, so the Sens probably do not feel great coming into this game here on Saturday.
The positive from that game is that they out shot the Canadiens in that game by 5 shots, so if they can get a bit more efficient in front of goal they certainly can compete here and spring the upset at a big plus money price.
Filip Gustavsson is currently looking like he will get the start here and that would be a boost to the chances of the Senators here, as his numbers have been pretty crazy albeit over a small sample size, as he will enter this contest with a 1.8 goals against average and a .946 save percentage.
Although the Canadiens had a host of games postponed recently, they have not lost their mojo, as they will ride into this game off of the back of 3 straight wins. Montreal needs to continue picking up wins as well, as they could find themselves on the outside looking in with regards to the playoffs if they fail to beat teams like Ottawa down the stretch.
Tyler Toffoli will be the guy to look out for in terms of who will be scoring the goals for the Canadiens, as he continues to pay back the franchise in spades for his new contract, as he has buried 18 goals already in what has been a shockingly good season.
Carey Price likely gets the start between the sticks for Montreal and although he started out the season pretty poorly he has been turning his performances around and is starting to look like the hall of fame goaltender we know him to be.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Senators are 25-52 in their last 77 games following a loss of 3 or more goals.
- Senators are 24-55 in their last 79 games as an underdog.
- Senators are 21-49 in their last 70 overall.
- Senators are 2-5 in their last 7 in the second game of a home-and-home situation.
- Canadiens are 2-5 in their last 7 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Canadiens are 2-7 in their last 9 games following a win.
- Canadiens are 0-4 in their last 4 in the second game of a home-and-home situation.
Free Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens NHL Prediction:
This does seem like a pretty crazy pick given the fact over 80% of the early money is on the Canadiens, but I feel like if this new goalie can get a bit hot the Sens might be able to steal one here at a giant plus money price.
They also were pretty competitive in the first game of this two game series with just efficiency in front of goal being the problem which can be highly variant.
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