Thursday, December 29, 2016
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to BB&T Center to play the Florida Panthers on Thursday, December 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at -145 and the Panthers at +131. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Montreal comes into this matchup having played 34 games. They have an overall record of 21-9-4 and on the road they have a record of 6-6-2. Currently they are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 104 goals and given up 76 goals for a point differential of +28. The Canadiens have an overall record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 20-13 and an over/under record of 13-14-7. Florida shows up with a record of 15-14-6 including 9-6-1 at home this season. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 85 goals and surrendered 97 for a goal differential of -12. The Panthers have a record of 3-3-4 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 12-20 while their over/under record sits at 16-13-6.
Max Pacioretty has accumulated 27 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 14 goals this season with 96 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Alexander Radulov has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 6 goals on 70 shots. He has 17 assists giving him a total of 23 points on the season. Carey Price has 18 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 710 shots against him and has given up 47 goals. He has made 663 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Aleksander Barkov has accumulated 27 total points this season for the Panthers. He has 9 goals this season with 86 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 18 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Jaromir Jagr has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 6 goals on 88 shots. He has 15 assists giving him a total of 21 points on the season. Roberto Luongo has 11 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Panthers. He has had 719 shots against him and has given up 59 goals. He has made 660 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Canadiens have 46 total points this season. They have scored 104 goals while giving up 76 goals. They have had 111 power play opportunities and have scored 21 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Canadiens have allowed 125 power play opportunities and given up 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.05% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Panthers have a total of 36 points on the season. They have 18 power play goals on 121 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 15%. They have allowed 111 power play opportunities and have given up 16 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. As a team, the Canadiens have a total of 85 goals scored while they've given up 97 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.70%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Montreal has a Corsi percentage of 51.7% as they've attempted 2,000 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,865 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.7% as they have 1,449 attempts while they've given up 1,352 shots on the defensive end. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 49.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.3% for the season. They have 1,053 face off wins compared to 1,069 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.6%. On defense Montreal has 762 hits and they've blocked 513 shots from the opposition.
Florida has attempted 2,041 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,779 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 53.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.6% as they have 1,546 shots while they've given up 1,394 attempts on defense. The Panthers have an offensive zone percentage of 54% and their defensive zone percentage is 46% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47.5% as they've compiled 1,027 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,134 face off losses. On defense Florida has blocked 385 shot attempts and they have 734 hits as a unit.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 20-13 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 13-14-7 against the over/under
Florida Panthers Betting Trends
The Florida Panthers are 12-20 straight up
The Florida Panthers are 16-13-6 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
12/28/16 GO Carey Price Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Florida
12/23/16 D Alexei Emelin Personal "?" Wednesday vs. Tampa Bay
12/21/16 D Andrei Markov Lower Body out indefinitely
12/16/16 C Andrew Shaw Concussion out indefinitely
12/10/16 D Greg Pateryn Ankle expected to miss 8 weeks
12/07/16 C Alex Galchenyuk Knee expected to miss 6-8 weeks
12/07/16 C David Desharnais Knee expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Florida Panthers Injuries
12/27/16 RW Reilly Smith Wrist out indefinitely
11/21/16 D Alex Petrovic Lower Body out indefinitely
10/10/16 LW Jonathan Huberdeau Achilles expected to miss 3-4 months
Josh's Pick: Take Florida +131
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