Saturday, December 10, 2016
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The Colorado Avalanche head to Bell Centre to take on the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, December 10, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has the Avalanche at +131 and the Canadiens at -145. The over/under is 5.
Colorado comes into this game having played 25 contests. They have an overall record of 10-14-1 and away from home they have a record of 6-6-0. Currently they are 7th in the Central Division. They've tallied 56 goals and surrendered 75 goals for a point differential of -19. The Avalanche have an overall record of 3-6-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 10-15 and an over/under record of 10-11-4. Montreal comes into this game with a record of 18-6-3 including 13-1-1 at home this season. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 81 goals and surrendered 61 for a goal differential of +20. The Canadiens have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 17-9 while their over/under record sits at 9-11-7.
Nathan MacKinnon has accumulated 18 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 7 goals this season with 93 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 11 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Matt Duchene has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 10 goals on 52 shots. He has 7 assists giving him a total of 17 points on the season. Semyon Varlamov has 5 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has had 537 shots against him and has given up 51 goals. He has made 486 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Max Pacioretty has accumulated 19 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 8 goals this season with 78 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 11 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Brendan Gallagher has averaged 15 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 5 goals on 72 shots. He has 11 assists giving him a total of 16 points on the season. Carey Price has 15 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 587 shots against him and has given up 35 goals. He has made 552 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
The Avalanche have 21 total points this season. They have scored 56 goals while giving up 75 goals. They have had 78 power play opportunities and have scored 13 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Avalanche have allowed 98 power play opportunities and given up 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.77% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Canadiens have a total of 39 points on the season. They have 18 power play goals on 87 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 101 power play opportunities and have given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Avalanche have a total of 81 goals scored while they've given up 61 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.00%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
Colorado has a Corsi percentage of 48% as they've attempted 1,317 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,426 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.3% as they have 983 attempts while they've given up 1,053 shots on the defensive end. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 48% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52% for the season. They have 820 face off wins compared to 703 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 53.8%. On defense Colorado has 543 hits and they've blocked 373 shots from the opposition.
Montreal has attempted 1,553 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,575 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.7% as they have 1,126 shots while they've given up 1,140 attempts on defense. The Canadiens have an offensive zone percentage of 47.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 52.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.4% as they've compiled 824 face off wins this season and they have suffered 877 face off losses. On defense Montreal has blocked 435 shot attempts and they have 631 hits as a unit.
Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 10-15 straight up
The Colorado Avalanche are 10-11-4 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 17-9 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 9-11-7 against the over/under
Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/08/16 LW Gabriel Landeskog Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Montreal
12/04/16 D Erik Johnson Fibula expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
12/07/16 C Alex Galchenyuk Knee expected to miss 6-8 weeks
12/07/16 C David Desharnais Lower Body expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado +131
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