Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to Pepsi Center to play the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at +115 and the Avalanche at -125. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Montreal comes into this matchup having played 57 games. They have an overall record of 27-26-4 and on the road they have a record of 12-15-2. Currently they are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 157 goals and given up 158 goals for a point differential of -1. The Canadiens have 4 overtime losses including 1 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 4-6-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 26-30 and an over/under record of 29-20-8. Colorado shows up with a record of 29-26-4 including 12-13-4 at home this season. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 158 goals and surrendered 164 for a goal differential of -6. The Avalanche have 4 losses in OT and 0 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 28-30 while their over/under record sits at 27-29-3.
Tomas Plekanec has accumulated 42 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 12 goals this season with 139 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Max Pacioretty has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 20 goals on 216 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 39 points on the season. Mike Condon has 13 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 890 shots against him and has given up 89 goals. He has made 801 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Gabriel Landeskog has accumulated 37 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 14 goals this season with 121 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Nathan MacKinnon has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 19 goals on 196 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 44 points on the season. Semyon Varlamov has 21 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has had 1,187 shots against him and has given up 100 goals. He has made 1,087 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Canadiens have 58 total points this season. They have scored 153 goals while giving up 157 goals. They have had 189 power play opportunities and have scored 35 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Canadiens have allowed 180 power play opportunities and given up 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.49% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Avalanche have a total of 62 points on the season. They have 39 power play goals on 202 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 188 power play opportunities and have given up 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. As a team, the Canadiens have a total of 156 goals scored while they've given up 164 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.38%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Montreal has a Corsi percentage of 53.2% as they've attempted 3,369 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,961 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52.8% as they have 2,461 attempts while they've given up 2,198 shots on the defensive end. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 50.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.3% for the season. They have 1,849 face off wins compared to 1,773 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51%. On defense Montreal has 1,251 hits and they've blocked 763 shots from the opposition.
Colorado has attempted 2,947 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,664 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 44.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 45.9% as they have 2,256 shots while they've given up 2,657 attempts on defense. The Avalanche have an offensive zone percentage of 48.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.6% as they've compiled 1,706 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,735 face off losses. On defense Colorado has blocked 1,007 shot attempts and they have 1,373 hits as a unit.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 26-30 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 29-20-8 against the over/under
Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 28-30 straight up
The Colorado Avalanche are 27-29-3 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
02/11/16 D Jeff Petry Lower Body out indefinitely
02/10/16 C Brian Flynn Lower Body expected to miss 6-8 weeks
02/05/16 LW Lucas Lessio Lower Body expected to miss 2-3 weeks
01/27/16 F Daniel Carr Knee expected to miss 3 months
01/21/16 GO Carey Price Knee out indefinitely
Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/30/15 D Brad Stuart Back out indefinitely
12/26/15 GO Reto Berra Ankle out indefinitely
10/06/15 C Jesse Winchester Concussion out indefinitely
02/09/16 RW Jack Skille Concussion expected to miss 1 week
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal
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