Montreal Canadiens at Ottawa Senators - 2/21/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Ottawa Senators (4-14-1) vs Montreal Canadiens (9-5-2)
Game Info: Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
Betting Odds: Ottawa Senators +188 / Montreal Canadiens -225 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Montreal Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators meet in NHL action from the Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday night.
The Montreal Canadiens will look to bounce back from a 5-3 loss to Toronto in their last matchup. Tyler Toffoli leads Montreal with 16 points including a team-high 11 goals while Jeff Petry has 15 points coming on 6 goals and 9 assists right behind. Nick Suzuki has 12 points with 3 goals and 9 assists and Jonathan Drouin and Nick Anderson each have 11 points with Drouin posting 10 assists on the year. Careyh Price has started the bulk of the games in goal for Montreal with 5 wins and a 2.87 GAA while Jake Allen’s got 4 wins and a 2.01 GAA.
The Ottawa Senators need a win after a 7-3 drubbing at the hand so f Toronto last time out. Brady Tkachuk leads Ottawa in scoring with 11 points coming on 5 goals and 6 assists while Connor Brown and Josh Norris each have 10 points with Brown logging 4 goals with 6 helpers and Norris logging 3 goals and 7 assists. Thomas Chabot and Tim Stutzle each have 9 points with Chabot posting 6 assists and STutzle owning 5 goals and 4 helpers. Matt Murray continues to struggle with his new team, going 2-10-2 with a 3.82 GAA for the Sens in goal, while Marcus Hogberg has 2 wins and a 4.34 GAA.
Montreal is 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 0-7 in their last 7 Sunday games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. Ottawa is 0-6 in their last 6 home games and 13=39 in their last 52 games overall and 0-6 in their last 6 home games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games as a home underdog. Montreal is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams in Ottawa.
I get the case of Ottawa with the plus money and Montreal here, but the fact is that I’m still not buying anything of what Ottawa’s selling, even if it’s the Senators who have taken the mighty Maple Leafs down to the wire in recent meetings. However, Montreal continues to thrive on the back-to-back, and there’s simply no backing the Ottawa Senators until they figure out what’s wrong within the lineup. Montreal’s got the best 1-2 punch in net in the league with Carey Price and Jake Allen, and I think the Habs ride that to a win on the back-to-a win in this one.