How To Bet On The Ottawa Senators

Ontario sports betting features various commercial gambling platforms and mobile apps to place wagers on the National Hockey League. Let’s examine how fans of the Ottawa Senators can bet on their NHL team. Major sportsbook brands, such as DraftKings, BetMGM, and BetRivers, flood the Ontarian marketplace.

Government agencies such as the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and iGaming Ontario (iGO) have overseen the approval of new sportsbooks in the province. In addition to what’s now available, expect more sports betting apps to make it easier to wager on the Senators.

 

Where Can You Bet On The NHL Ottawa Senators

As mentioned above, Proline+ is the only option right now. But popular sportsbooks such as DraftKings, BetMGM, and BetRivers are expected to be online options soon. Be sure to check out current promotions for any sportsbook before registering for an account. Some books offer a free wager to start or a matching sign-up bonus based on your initial deposit.

Senators Looking To Get Back Into NHL Playoffs

The Ottawa Senators were looking to make their first appearance in the NHL playoffs since 2017, but they will have to wait another season.

The Senators advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2017. They eventually lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a tight series that went seven games.

Ottawa is still seeking its first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.

How To Download Sports Betting Apps

This process is easy – take a look through some of our top deals with various operators and read through the reviews. Determine which sportsbook works best for the type of deal offered, what specific markets they feature, the quality of the app, and more. You can also simply search for the sports betting app of your choice on the mobile phone’s marketplace.

You can then register to create an account by providing personal information such as your name, address, and age. In Ontario, you must be 19 years of age to gamble legally. You’ll also need to reside within the boundaries of the province. Typical funding options for your account include credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, and even Bitcoin in some cases. Be sure to check available options with each book before registering. 

What Types Of Bets Can Be Made On The Ottawa Senators?

There are many ways to wager on the Senators. Moneyline (outright winner), puckline (spread), and total (over/under) are the most popular options for hockey bettors.  For example, let’s look at a potential game between the Senators and the Maple Leafs:

 PucklineMoneylineOver/Under
Ottawa Senators+1.5(-148) +1606.5
Toronto Maple Leafs-1.5(+134) -1806.5

Using this example, you would have to bet $148 on the Senators to win $100 on the puckline. Note that you add 1.5 goals to Ottawa’s final score to determine your adjusted total for that wager. Essentially, this means if the game ends with the Maple Leafs winning by one goal, your puckline bet is a winner. A $100 moneyline bet on the Sens would pay $160 with no additional goals added to their final score.  

Let’s say the Senators win 2-1 in overtime. The game went under the posted total of 6.5 goals. Players backing the favored Maple Leafs on the moneyline or puckline lost in both cases.

What Is An NHL Futures Bet? 

As the name suggests, these bets revolve around future outcomes. One of the most popular future bets is on the eventual Stanley Cup champion. Odds fluctuate over the course of the season based on a team’s performance. The following box shows best odds for the Stanley Cup Finals champion.

 

Odds are available on every NHL team eligible to hoist the trophy. If you bet $100 on the Ottawa Senators at these odds and they win the Stanley Cup, you’d win $10,000. You can also bet on Ottawa to win the NHL’s Eastern Conference, something the Senators did during the 2006-2007 season.

Eastern Conference Outright Betting

 

Different sportsbooks will offer different odds over the course of a season on these types of bets. It is worth shopping around for the best price and value you can find on any type of sports wager. Sportsbooks react to how the public bets and shift the odds accordingly to try and ensure equal money on both sides.    

How To Make Prop Bets On The Ottawa Senators 

Another way to have action in an NHL game is to bet on the performance of individual players. Drake Batherson has been one of the most productive offensive players on the Ottawa Senators. 

You can find props on the number of goals, assists, and even shots Batherson will record in a game. It will look something like this:

Drake Batherson Prop Bets Vs. Montreal Canadiens

GoalsOverUnder
.5+185-250

In this case, Batherson needs to score just one goal to hit the over on this prop. A $100 wager would pay $185. If you think he’ll fail to score, which given the odds here is a more likely scenario, you’ll have to bet $250 to win $100.  

Ottawa Senators Partnerships

The Canadian marketplace is expected to mirror the US when it comes to team partnerships with sportsbooks and other gambling-based companies. The trend started in 2018 when the Vegas Golden Knights and William Hill US entered into the first agreement between an NHL team and sportsbook. In October 2021, the Nashville Predators and Bally’s Corporation announced a sports betting partnership.

In late 2021, Bet99 had a deal with Ottawa and was on the home team helmet for the Senators. That was in place through the rest of that season. Expect more deals with sportsbook and casino operators in the future.

Ottawa Senators Home Arena 

The Senators play their home games at the Canadian Tire Centre. The 19,153-seat venue is situated in the Ottawa suburb of Kanata. 

Arena information:

Canadian Tire Centre

1000 Palladium Drive

Ottawa, Ontario K2V 1A5

(613) 599-0100

www.canadiantirecentre.com

[email protected]

FAQ: How To Bet On The Ottawa Senators

Is sports betting legal in Ontario?

Yes, residents in the Ontario province can bet freely bet online with commercial sports betting apps and the government-ran option. Note that legal betting is strictly available within provincial lines. All bettors must be 19 years of age or higher.

Where can I bet on the Ottawa Senators?

BetMGM, BetRivers, and PointsBet are just a handful of online sportsbooks available to bet on in Ontario. All of these popular options feature betting on the National Hockey League and the Ottawa Senators.

Does Proline+ offer lines for the Ottawa Senators?

Yes, Proline+ offers game lines and futures for the Ottawa Senators. More betting markets, including player props and more team-based options, are available at competitors.

Is DraftKings legal in Ontario?

Yes, DraftKings Sportsbook is legal in the Ontario province. Both the sports betting and casino options are available in the same gambling app. Unfortunately, daily fantasy sports are unavailable due to restrictive Ontario regulations. DraftKings does not believe contests are palatable when restricted to the province alone.

Can I bet on the Stanley Cup odds in Ontario?

Yes, you can bet on the Stanley Cup in Ontario throughout most of the year. Even during the offseason, odds for the outright winner for the NHL championship are available. If Ottawa is not in contention for a title in the current season, then future odds for the team will be off the board.

Is FanDuel legal in Ontario?

Yes, FanDuel Sportsbook has been legal in Ontario since the opening of the commercial market in April 2022. Similar to DraftKings, daily fantasy sports are not available. However, residents can easily place sports bets on the NHL and the Ottawa Senators.

About the Author

Kris Johnson

With more than 15 years of experience as a sports journalist, Kris Johnson’s work has appeared in Sports Business Daily, Sports Business Journal, NASCAR Illustrated, and more. Kris also wrote a sports-betting novel entitled, The Endgame.