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Montreal Canadiens at Ottawa Senators 5/5/21 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens Odds & Info

Game Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens
Date & Time Wednesday May 5, 2021, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Canadian Tire Centre Ottawa, Canada
Latest odds
MON -167 ; O/U 6.5
TV Channel
TSN

The Montreal Canadiens look for their fourth consecutive victory when visiting the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday. Montreal is 24-18-9 with 57 points following a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in overtime on Monday. The Canadians are third in the North division tied with Winnipeg, seven points behind second-place Edmonton and a distance 15 points behind the first-place Toronto Maple Leafs.

Montreal is expected to qualify for the postseason as a wildcard entry from the North division. The Canadians are scoring an average of 2.83 goals per game and allowing an average of 2.77 goals per game. The leading goal scorer for Montreal is Tyler Toffoli with 28 and Toffoli is the leader in points with 41. Jeff Petry is the leader in assists with 28. Goalie Jake Allen is 11-10-4 with a goals against average of 2.55 and a save percentage of .910.

Ottawa looks for its second consecutive victory when hosting Montreal on Wednesday. The Senators are 20-27-5 with 45 points and have won three of the last four and six of the last eight. However, Ottawa is well down the standings in sixth place in the North division and out of the playoff picture. However, with Montreal still in the playoff race, Ottawa can play the spoiler role with a victory on Wednesday.

Ottawa is scoring an average of 2.71 goals per game and allowing an average of 3.40 calls per game. Connor Brown is the leading goal scorer for Ottawa with 18, while Thomas Chabot is the leader in assists with 25 and Brady Tkachuk is the leader in points with 34. Goalie Filip Gustavsson is 3-1-2 with a goals against average of 1.87 and save percentage of .944. The Swede is the fifth goalie Ottawa has used this season due to injuries and poor performances.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Montreal is 4-1 in its last 5
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Canadiens last 5
  • Ottawa is 6-2 in its last 8
  • The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Senators last 9

Free NHL Pick:

Ottawa Senators +138

Montreal is battling to clinch a playoff spot while Ottawa is looking to play spoiler as the Senators are far off the pace and out of playoff contention. Montreal has won four of its last five overall, but the Canadians have problems on the road losing 12 of their last 17 away from home. Ottawa has played well down the stretch winning six of its last eight overall and 11 of its last 13 on its home ice. Final Score Prediction, Ottawa Senators win 3-2.

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