Thursday, November 24, 2016
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The Carolina Hurricanes travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, November 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Hurricanes at +131 and the Canadiens at -145. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Carolina comes into this matchup having played 18 games. They have an overall record of 8-6-4 and on the road they have a record of 3-3-4. Currently they are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 47 goals and given up 50 goals for a point differential of -3. The Hurricanes have an overall record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 7-10 and an over/under record of 8-7-3. Montreal shows up with a record of 14-4-2 including 11-1-1 at home this season. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 63 goals and surrendered 46 for a goal differential of +17. The Canadiens have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 14-6 while their over/under record sits at 7-7-6.
Victor Rask has accumulated 15 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 8 goals this season with 40 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 7 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Jeff Skinner has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 8 goals on 62 shots. He has 8 assists giving him a total of 16 points on the season. Cam Ward has 7 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 394 shots against him and has given up 32 goals. He has made 362 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Brendan Gallagher has accumulated 10 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 4 goals this season with 54 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 6 assists on the season and averages 15 minutes played per game. Max Pacioretty has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 4 goals on 54 shots. He has 9 assists giving him a total of 13 points on the season. Carey Price has 11 wins and 1 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 402 shots against him and has given up 23 goals. He has made 379 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
The Hurricanes have 20 total points this season. They have scored 47 goals while giving up 50 goals. They have had 57 power play opportunities and have scored 12 goals on those chances for a percentage of 9840%. The Hurricanes have allowed 49 power play opportunities and given up 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 92%. They average 0 shots per game and as a team are shooting 701.49% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 860%.
The Canadiens have a total of 30 points on the season. They have 15 power play goals on 65 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 10230%. They have allowed 77 power play opportunities and have given up 14 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Hurricanes have a total of 63 goals scored while they've given up 46 goals to this point. They average 1 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 583.33%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 1080%.
Carolina has a Corsi percentage of 53% as they've attempted 1,041 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 924 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.6% as they have 761 attempts while they've given up 715 shots on the defensive end. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 57.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 42.2% for the season. They have 542 face off wins compared to 480 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 53%. On defense Carolina has 360 hits and they've blocked 209 shots from the opposition.
Montreal has attempted 1,126 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,191 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.8% as they have 806 shots while they've given up 845 attempts on defense. The Canadiens have an offensive zone percentage of 46.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 53.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.4% as they've compiled 615 face off wins this season and they have suffered 631 face off losses. On defense Montreal has blocked 346 shot attempts and they have 474 hits as a unit.
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 7-10 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 8-7-3 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 14-6 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 7-7-6 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
11/21/16 GO Eddie Lack Concussion expected to miss 5-7 days
11/11/16 LW Bryan Bickell Illness out indefinitely
10/10/16 D Ryan Murphy Knee out indefinitely
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
11/23/16 D Nathan Beaulieu Throat "?" Thursday vs. Carolina
11/08/16 LW Artturi Lehkonen Upper Body out indefinitely
10/21/16 D Zach Redmond Foot expected to miss 6 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal -145
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