Thursday, December 17, 2015
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Los Angeles Kings travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, December 17, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Kings at -108 and the Canadiens at -102. The over/under has been set at 5.
Free $60 in Member NHL Picks No Obligation Click Here
Los Angeles comes into this matchup having played 30 games. They have an overall record of 19-9-2 and on the road they have a record of 8-4-2. Currently they are 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 78 goals and given up 66 goals for a point differential of +12. Montreal shows up with a record of 20-9-3 including 11-5-2 at home this season. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 101 goals and surrendered 73 for a goal differential of +28.
Anze Kopitar has accumulated 19 total points this season for the Kings. He has 8 goals this season with 54 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 11 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Jeff Carter has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 11 goals on 98 shots. He has 16 assists giving him a total of 27 points on the season. Jonathan Quick has 16 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has had 667 shots against him and has given up 57 goals. He has made 610 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Tomas Plekanec has accumulated 27 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 7 goals this season with 70 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Max Pacioretty has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 14 goals on 131 shots. He has 12 assists giving him a total of 26 points on the season. Mike Condon has 9 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 444 shots against him and has given up 39 goals. He has made 405 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Kings have 40 total points this season. They have scored 76 goals while giving up 65 goals. They have had 88 power play opportunities and have scored 16 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Kings have allowed 110 power play opportunities and given up 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 33 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.74% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Canadiens have a total of 43 points on the season. They have 22 power play goals on 110 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 105 power play opportunities and have given up 14 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. As a team, the Kings have a total of 100 goals scored while they've given up 72 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.97%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 17-11 straight up
The Los Angeles Kings are 6-11-12 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 19-12 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 14-11-6 against the over/under
Los Angeles Kings Injuries
12/14/15 LW Kyle Clifford Upper Body expected to miss 5-7 days
12/14/15 C Trevor Lewis Upper Body expected to miss 5-7 days
10/22/15 D Matt Greene Shoulder out indefinitely
10/06/15 LW Dwight King Foot out 8-10 weeks
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
12/09/15 RW Devante Smith-Pelly Lower Body out indefinitely
11/30/15 GO Carey Price Knee out 6 weeks
11/22/15 RW Brendan Gallagher Finger out 4-6 weeks
10/06/15 RW Zach Kassian Suspension out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Tonight's Free NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's 100% profit guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.