Saturday, December 19, 2015
American Airlines Center
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Stars on Saturday, December 19, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at +155 and the Stars at -175. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Montreal comes into this matchup having played 33 games. They have an overall record of 20-10-3 and on the road they have a record of 9-4-1. Currently they are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 101 goals and given up 76 goals for a point differential of +25. Dallas shows up with a record of 23-7-2 including 12-4-0 at home this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 108 goals and surrendered 83 for a goal differential of +25.
Tomas Plekanec has accumulated 27 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 7 goals this season with 74 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. 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 this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 14 goals on 138 shots. He has 12 assists giving him a total of 26 points on the season. Mike Condon has 9 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 463 shots against him and has given up 41 goals. He has made 422 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Tyler Seguin has accumulated 42 total points this season for the Stars. He has 17 goals this season with 130 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Jamie Benn has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by scoring 20 goals on 100 shots. He has 21 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Antti Niemi has 12 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Stars. He has had 517 shots against him and has given up 47 goals. He has made 470 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Canadiens have 43 total points this season. They have scored 100 goals while giving up 75 goals. They have had 113 power play opportunities and have scored 22 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Canadiens have allowed 107 power play opportunities and given up 14 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.54% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Stars have a total of 48 points on the season. They have 22 power play goals on 102 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 93 power play opportunities and have given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Canadiens have a total of 107 goals scored while they've given up 82 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.34%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 19-13 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 14-12-6 against the over/under
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 22-9 straight up
The Dallas Stars are 16-16-0 against the over/under
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
Dallas Stars Injuries
10/05/15 RW Brett Ritchie Wrist out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas
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