Thursday, December 3, 2015
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The Washington Capitals travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, December 3, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at +102 and the Canadiens at -113. The over/under has been set at 5.
Washington comes into this matchup having played 23 games. They have an overall record of 17-5-1 and on the road they have a record of 7-2-0. Currently they are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 75 goals and given up 51 goals for a point differential of +24. Montreal shows up with a record of 19-4-3 including 10-2-2 at home this season. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 90 goals and surrendered 57 for a goal differential of +33.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 22 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 12 goals this season with 118 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 10 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. John Carlson has averaged 24 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 4 goals on 52 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 18 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 15 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 501 shots against him and has given up 37 goals. He has made 464 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Tomas Plekanec has accumulated 24 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 7 goals this season with 55 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 17 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 13% by scoring 13 goals on 99 shots. He has 12 assists giving him a total of 25 points on the season. Mike Condon has 9 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 367 shots against him and has given up 30 goals. He has made 337 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Capitals have 35 total points this season. They have scored 74 goals while giving up 51 goals. They have had 71 power play opportunities and have scored 19 goals on those chances for a percentage of 27%. The Capitals have allowed 60 power play opportunities and given up 10 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.34% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Canadiens have a total of 41 points on the season. They have 22 power play goals on 92 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 24%. They have allowed 88 power play opportunities and have given up 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 89 goals scored while they've given up 56 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.08%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 16-6 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 9-12-2 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 18-7 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 14-7-4 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
11/28/15 D Brooks Orpik Lower Body is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs Montreal
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
11/30/15 GO Carey Price Knee out 6 weeks
11/27/15 LW Alexander Semin Lower Body expected to miss a week
11/27/15 C Torrey Mitchell Lower Body expected to miss 7-10 days
11/22/15 RW Brendan Gallagher Finger out 4-6 weeks
10/06/15 RW Zach Kassian Suspension out indefinitely
10/06/15 LW Michael Bournival Concussion out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Montreal
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