Senators vs. Canadiens Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

Charlie Grant | Updated Dec 03, 2018

shea weber

Shea Weber has already picked up two goals and an assist in his first three games back on the ice for the Habs after a long spell on the injured reserve.

Ottawa
29-47-5-1
AT
December 04, 2018, 7:30 PM ET
Bell Centre
Montreal
44-30-8
Puckline +1.5 -150
Moneyline +150
Over / Under o +6.5

60%

Betting Action

40%

Puckline -1.5 +125
Moneyline -180
Over / Under u +6.5

60%

Betting Action

40%

The Montreal Canadiens hope to cure their home ice blues with a victory over their Atlantic division rivals on Tuesday night. The Ottawa Senators are in a great position to extend their three-game winning streak and draw themselves level with the Habs in the Eastern Conference standings.

Senators vs Canadiens Betting Analysis

The Senators are coming off a 6-2 win against the San Jose Sharks as +157 home underdogs. It was the second time in their last three games the Sens had won outright as large dogs. They topped the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 as +200 road underdogs last Tuesday.

The run of good results brings Ottawa near the top of the list for best NHL moneyline bets this season. A $100 bettor would be up $335 if they had backed the Sens in each of the club’s games. Of course, the moneyline isn’t even the most lopsided trend involving Ottawa. The Over is 19-6 in the Sens’ 25 games this season.

Montreal is looking to turn things around in a hurry. The Habs dropped to 1-6 in their last seven games following a 3-1 loss to the Sharks on Sunday. The team has scored two or fewer goals in five of its last six games and the Under is 4-1 in its last five contests.

The Sens took down the Habs 4-3 in overtime back in October, but they’ve come up on the losing end in six of the last eight meetings between the two sides.

Ottawa Senators

Matt Duchene is the key attacker for Ottawa but the supporting cast is playing a big part in the mini win streak. Role players like Zack Smith, Mark Stone and Mikkel Boedker are all delivering on the score sheet for the Sens. Boedker was the first star in the win over San Jose thanks to his four-point night.

Smith, Ottawa’s fourth line centre, has seven points in his last seven games, and Stone has been an anchor on the second line skating next to Colin White and rookie Brady Tkachuk.

Montreal Canadiens

Habs coach Claude Julien has a right to feel his team has been a tad bit unlucky in recent games. Montreal has outshot its opponents 131-73 over its last three games, but has just one win to show for it.

There can’t be any complaints about the performance of Shea Weber. The hulking blueliner has already picked up two goals and an assist in his first three games back on the ice for the Habs after a long spell on the injured reserve.

Senators vs. Canadiens Prediction

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