Saturday, October 22, 2016
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Bruins on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at +101 and the Bruins at -125. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Montreal comes into this matchup having played 4 games. They have an overall record of 3-0-1 and on the road they have a record of 1-0-1. Currently they are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 16 goals and given up 7 goals for a point differential of +9. For the season they have an ATS record of 3-1 and an over/under record of 2-2-0. Boston shows up with a record of 3-1-0 including 1-0-0 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 13 goals and surrendered 9 for a goal differential of +4. Their record against the spread is 3-1 while their over/under record sits at 1-3-0.
Brendan Gallagher has accumulated 4 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 2 goals this season with 16 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 2 assists on the season and averages 16 minutes played per game. Max Pacioretty has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 1 goal on 11 shots. He has 3 assists giving him a total of 4 points on the season. Al Montoya has 2 wins and no losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 105 shots against him and has given up 4 goals. He has made 101 saves for a save percentage of 96%.
Brad Marchand has accumulated 9 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 3 goals this season with 11 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 27%. He has a total of 6 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. David Pastrnak has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 22% by scoring 4 goals on 18 shots. He has 3 assists giving him a total of 7 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 3 wins and no losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 95 shots against him and has given up 5 goals. He has made 90 saves for a save percentage of 95%.
The Canadiens have 7 total points this season. They have scored 16 goals while giving up 7 goals. They have had 16 power play opportunities and have scored 3 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Canadiens have allowed 19 power play opportunities and given up 1 goal on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 95%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 13.01% for the season to this point. They allow 34 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 96%.
The Bruins have a total of 6 points on the season. They have 1 power play goal on 14 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 7%. They have allowed 15 power play opportunities and have given up 2 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. As a team, the Canadiens have a total of 13 goals scored while they've given up 9 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.57%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Montreal has a Corsi percentage of 48.6% as they've attempted 221 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 234 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.3% as they have 171 attempts while they've given up 183 shots on the defensive end. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 46.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 53.3% for the season. They have 120 face off wins compared to 149 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 44.6%. On defense Montreal has 85 hits and they've blocked 51 shots from the opposition.
Boston has attempted 235 shots at full strength and they've given up 229 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.5% as they have 177 shots while they've given up 160 attempts on defense. The Bruins have an offensive zone percentage of 52.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.6% as they've compiled 123 face off wins this season and they have suffered 125 face off losses. On defense Boston has blocked 69 shot attempts and they have 82 hits as a unit.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 3-1 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 2-2-0 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 3-1 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 1-3-0 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
10/21/16 D Zach Redmond Foot expected to miss 6 weeks
Boston Bruins Injuries
10/21/16 GO Tuukka Rask Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Montreal
10/20/16 D Adam McQuaid Upper Body "?" Saturday vs Montreal
10/12/16 D Kevan Miller Hand expected to miss 6 weeks
10/10/16 C Frank Vatrano Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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