Saturday, December 26, 2015
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Saturday, December 26, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at +170 and the Capitals at -200. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Montreal comes into this matchup having played 36 games. They have an overall record of 20-13-3 and on the road they have a record of 9-7-1. Currently they are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 105 goals and given up 89 goals for a point differential of +16. Washington shows up with a record of 25-6-2 including 13-3-1 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 105 goals and surrendered 71 for a goal differential of +34.
Tomas Plekanec has accumulated 27 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 7 goals this season with 79 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 145 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 27 points on the season. Mike Condon has 9 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 512 shots against him and has given up 50 goals. He has made 462 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 30 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 17 goals this season with 162 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. John Carlson has averaged 24 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 6 goals on 84 shots. He has 21 assists giving him a total of 27 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 21 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 751 shots against him and has given up 52 goals. He has made 699 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Canadiens have 43 total points this season. They have scored 104 goals while giving up 88 goals. They have had 123 power play opportunities and have scored 24 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Canadiens have allowed 119 power play opportunities and given up 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.19% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Capitals have a total of 52 points on the season. They have 27 power play goals on 105 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 26%. They have allowed 95 power play opportunities and have given up 15 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Canadiens have a total of 103 goals scored while they've given up 71 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.44%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 19-16 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 16-13-6 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 23-8 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 11-16-6 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
12/23/15 D Jeff Petry Upper Body is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Washington
12/23/15 D Tom Gilbert Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Washington
11/30/15 GO Carey Price Knee out 6 weeks
11/22/15 RW Brendan Gallagher Finger out 4-6 weeks
Washington Capitals Injuries
12/07/15 D Brooks Orpik Lower Body out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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