Saturday, March 12, 2016
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The Minnesota Wild travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Wild at +131 and the Canadiens at -145. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Minnesota comes into this matchup having played 68 games. They have an overall record of 31-27-10 and on the road they have a record of 14-14-6. Currently they are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 178 goals and given up 171 goals for a point differential of +7. The Wild have 10 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-5-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 30-37 and an over/under record of 26-30-12. Montreal shows up with a record of 32-30-6 including 19-11-3 at home this season. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 186 goals and surrendered 190 for a goal differential of -4. The Canadiens have 6 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 30-36 while their over/under record sits at 33-25-10.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 46 total points this season for the Wild. He has 15 goals this season with 118 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 31 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Thomas Vanek has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 18 goals on 133 shots. He has 21 assists giving him a total of 39 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 25 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,476 shots against him and has given up 122 goals. He has made 1,354 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Tomas Plekanec has accumulated 46 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 12 goals this season with 158 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 34 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 257 shots. He has 26 assists giving him a total of 50 points on the season. Mike Condon has 17 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 1,163 shots against him and has given up 109 goals. He has made 1,054 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Wild have 72 total points this season. They have scored 177 goals while giving up 169 goals. They have had 215 power play opportunities and have scored 40 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Wild have allowed 168 power play opportunities and given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.90% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Canadiens have a total of 70 points on the season. They have 38 power play goals on 220 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 211 power play opportunities and have given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Wild have a total of 181 goals scored while they've given up 187 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.53%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 49.2% as they've attempted 3,674 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,791 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.6% as they have 2,754 attempts while they've given up 2,795 shots on the defensive end. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 51.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.1% for the season. They have 2,147 face off wins compared to 1,979 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 52%. On defense Minnesota has 1,171 hits and they've blocked 996 shots from the opposition.
Montreal has attempted 3,997 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,624 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.8% as they have 2,903 shots while they've given up 2,698 attempts on defense. The Canadiens have an offensive zone percentage of 49.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.1% as they've compiled 2,220 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,123 face off losses. On defense Montreal has blocked 926 shot attempts and they have 1,575 hits as a unit.
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 30-37 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 26-30-12 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 30-36 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 33-25-10 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Injuries
03/10/16 GO Devan Dubnyk Illness "?" Saturday vs Montreal
03/10/16 RW Jason Pominville Lower Body "?" Saturday vs Montreal
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
03/10/16 D P.K. Subban Neck injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Minnesota
03/08/16 RW Brendan Gallagher Lower Body expected to miss 2-3 weeks
02/26/16 D Nathan Beaulieu 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 expected to miss 3 weeks
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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