Montreal Canadiens vs. Ottawa Senators Prediction, NHL Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Apr 13, 2024

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The battle for last place in the Atlantic Division standings heats up on Saturday night, as the Ottawa Senators play host to the Montreal Canadiens in NHL betting action at Canadian Tire Centre.

April 13, 2024, 7:00 PM ET
Canadian Tire Centre
Puckline +1.5 -165
Moneyline +135
Over / Under o +6
Puckline -1.5 +140
Moneyline -160
Over / Under u +6

The Senators enter their final home game of the season with just two victories in their past six games including a pair of home defeats, but remain one point up on the Canadiens in the divisional standings. The Canadiens opened their current three-game road trip with Thursday’s 3-2 loss to the Islanders and fallen into the Atlantic Division basement while losing five of their past seven overall.

The Senators are pegged as home favourites for just the third time since March 1, sporting -160 odds while the Canadiens trail as +135 underdogs on the Saturday NHL odds. The total is listed at 6.5.

Canadiens vs. Senators NHL Betting Odds

The Senators will be looking to extend their current win streak against Montreal to nine games when they face off on Saturday night. The Sens dominated in a pair of meetings earlier this season, including a decisive 6-2 home victory on January 18, and have now averaged 5.00 goals per game during their eight-game head-to-head win streak. However, goals have come at a premium for the Senators, who have potted just 1.83 goals per game during a 2-4-0 run that has yet to feature a win in regulation. That lack of production has paid dividends for totals bettors taking the UNDER, which has paid out in seven of their past eight contests.

It has been a similar story for the Canadiens. Apart from their 9-3 rout of the free-falling Philadelphia Flyers earlier this week, the Habs have failed to score more than two goals over their past four games and have averaged just 2.13 goals per game while going 2-4-2 over their past eight road dates. That does not bode well for a club that has scored more than two goals just once in six dates with the Sens.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens returned to familiar form on Thursday night, mustering just 14 shots in their 3-2 overtime loss to the Islanders. The club has now been outshot in 12 straight contests and have recorded 17 or fewer shots in three of their past four road dates. However, Cole Caufield has continued to produce. The 23-year-old reached the 25-goal mark on Thursday night and has now scored five times and added two assists during a six-game points streak, and potted four markers in six dates with the Senators. Caufield has also averaged five shots per game over his past five appearances, and offers value as a -105 bet on the NHL player props to record OVER 3.5 shots on Saturday.

Ottawa Senators

It remains uncertain as to whether Tim Stutzle will return to the Ottawa lineup on Saturday night. The 22-year-old playmaker had already been struggling before missing the past four games due to an upper body injury, scoring just once and contributing just five helpers over his previous nine outings. However, Brady Tkachuk has picked up the slack, recording multiple points five times while compiling 13 points over his past 11 games, and picked up a goal and an assist in the Senators’ home victory over the Habs back in January.

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