Ottawa Senators at Montreal Canadiens - 4/5/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Montreal Canadiens (19-39-11) vs Ottawa Senators (25-37-6)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Bell Centre)

Betting Odds: Montreal Canadiens -138 / Ottawa Senators +110 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Montreal Canadiens host the Ottawa Senators in Tuesday NHL Action.

The Ottawa Senators come into this road contest with an overall record of 25-37-6. Through 68 games, the Senators are 7th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 181 times, good for a rank of 28th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Ottawa is the 21st ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.22 goals per game. So far, the Senators have a strength of schedule rating of 3rd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 23rd ranked team in the NHL.

The Montreal Canadiens get set to host the Ottawa Senators with an overall record of 19-39-11. This mark places them 8th in the Atlantic division. Through 69 games, the Canadiens have scored 178 goals, giving them an average of 2.54. This output gives them a rank of 31st among NHL teams. On defense, Montreal is the 31st ranked unit, giving up 3.77 goals per contest. So far, the Canadiens have played the 6th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Montreal's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 32nd in the NHL.

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Through 68 games, the Ottawa Senators' leading goal scorer is Joshua Norris. With his 13 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 43. On the season, he is turning 22.4% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Senators have benefited from the strong play of Brady Tkachuk, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Ottawa's 68 games, he has come up with 23 goals on a shooting percentage of 9.8%. However, when on the ice, the Senators are -8.0 in scoring differential. Ottawa's top goalie is Anton Forsberg, who is giving up an average of 2.71 goals per game. In his 36 games played, he has turned in 24 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 69 games, the Montreal Canadiens' goal and overall scoring leader is Nick Suzuki, with 51 points. He has reached his mark of 18 goals, on a shooting percentage of 10.9%. So far, 44.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Cole Caufield, who has 19 assists to go along with his 15 goals. However, when on the ice the Canadiens are -18 in scoring differential. Montreal's top goalie is Jake Allen, who is giving up an average of 3.21 goals per game. In his 32 games played, he has turned in 17 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Senators have an over-under record of 27-39-2. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 12-19-2. On the season 44.0% of Ottawa's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 44.0% of the scoring coming from the Senators In Montreal's 69 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 39-28-2. So far, taking the over when the Canadiens are playing at home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 17-15-1. On the season 61.0% of Montreal's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 41.0% of the scoring coming from the Canadiens. Look for this game to surpass the over-under betting line of 6 goals.



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