Sunday, March 20, 2016
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The Calgary Flames travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday, March 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Flames at +188 and the Canadiens at -210. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Calgary comes into this matchup having played 71 games. They have an overall record of 30-35-6 and on the road they have a record of 10-20-3. Currently they are 6th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 196 goals and given up 222 goals for a point differential of -26. The Flames have 6 overtime losses including 3 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 4-4-2. For the season they have an ATS record of 29-41 and an over/under record of 36-31-4. Montreal shows up with a record of 33-32-6 including 19-13-3 at home this season. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 191 goals and surrendered 200 for a goal differential of -9. The Canadiens have 6 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 31-38 while their over/under record sits at 33-26-12.
John Gaudreau has accumulated 70 total points this season for the Flames. He has 26 goals this season with 185 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 44 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Sean Monahan has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 24 goals on 172 shots. He has 28 assists giving him a total of 52 points on the season. Jonas Hiller has 9 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Flames. He has had 625 shots against him and has given up 73 goals. He has made 552 saves for a save percentage of 88%.
Tomas Plekanec has accumulated 47 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 12 goals this season with 165 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 35 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 9% by scoring 24 goals on 263 shots. He has 29 assists giving him a total of 53 points on the season. Mike Condon has 17 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 1,220 shots against him and has given up 116 goals. He has made 1,104 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Flames have 66 total points this season. They have scored 194 goals while giving up 219 goals. They have had 234 power play opportunities and have scored 37 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. The Flames have allowed 195 power play opportunities and given up 49 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.33% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Canadiens have a total of 72 points on the season. They have 39 power play goals on 228 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 221 power play opportunities and have given up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Flames have a total of 186 goals scored while they've given up 197 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.45%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Calgary has a Corsi percentage of 48.8% as they've attempted 3,906 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,092 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.4% as they have 2,861 attempts while they've given up 2,925 shots on the defensive end. The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 51.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.4% for the season. They have 2,104 face off wins compared to 2,211 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.8%. On defense Calgary has 1,457 hits and they've blocked 1,167 shots from the opposition.
Montreal has attempted 4,150 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,798 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.6% as they have 3,014 shots while they've given up 2,826 attempts on defense. The Canadiens have an offensive zone percentage of 49.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.8% as they've compiled 2,303 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,230 face off losses. On defense Montreal has blocked 972 shot attempts and they have 1,668 hits as a unit.
Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 29-41 straight up
The Calgary Flames are 36-31-4 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 31-38 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 33-26-12 against the over/under
Calgary Flames Injuries
03/18/16 D Dennis Wideman Tricep out for season
03/18/16 C Sam Bennett Upper Body "?" Sunday vs Montreal
02/19/16 D Ladislav Smid Upper Body out indefinitely
02/12/16 GO Karri Ramo Knee out for season
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
03/18/16 D Mark Barberio Concussion out indefinitely
03/14/16 D P.K. Subban Neck out indefinitely
03/08/16 RW Brendan Gallagher Lower Body expected to miss 2-3 weeks
02/23/16 D Tom Gilbert Knee out for season
02/19/16 C David Desharnais Foot out indefinitely
02/11/16 D Jeff Petry Hernia out for season
02/10/16 C Brian Flynn Lower Body expected to miss 6-8 weeks
01/27/16 F Daniel Carr Knee expected to miss 3 months
01/21/16 GO Carey Price Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal
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