Thursday, March 3, 2016
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at +205 and the Kings at -230. The over/under has been set at 5.
Montreal comes into this matchup having played 63 games. They have an overall record of 30-28-5 and on the road they have a record of 13-17-2. Currently they are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 173 goals and given up 175 goals for a point differential of -2. The Canadiens have 5 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-4-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 28-33 and an over/under record of 31-24-8. Los Angeles shows up with a record of 37-21-4 including 18-10-1 at home this season. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 165 goals and surrendered 143 for a goal differential of +22. The Kings have 4 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 37-25 while their over/under record sits at 19-26-17.
Tomas Plekanec has accumulated 46 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 12 goals this season with 151 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 this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 23 goals on 237 shots. He has 22 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Mike Condon has 16 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 1,061 shots against him and has given up 102 goals. He has made 959 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Anze Kopitar has accumulated 53 total points this season for the Kings. He has 18 goals this season with 135 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 35 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Jeff Carter has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 15 goals on 173 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 42 points on the season. Jonathan Quick has 31 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has had 1,357 shots against him and has given up 108 goals. He has made 1,249 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Canadiens have 65 total points this season. They have scored 168 goals while giving up 173 goals. They have had 207 power play opportunities and have scored 37 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Canadiens have allowed 194 power play opportunities and given up 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.45% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Kings have a total of 78 points on the season. They have 40 power play goals on 182 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 224 power play opportunities and have given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Canadiens have a total of 163 goals scored while they've given up 141 goals to this point. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.06%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Montreal has a Corsi percentage of 52.9% as they've attempted 3,723 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,320 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52.4% as they have 2,709 attempts while they've given up 2,464 shots on the defensive end. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 50% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50% for the season. They have 2,064 face off wins compared to 1,982 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51%. On defense Montreal has 1,420 hits and they've blocked 856 shots from the opposition.
Los Angeles has attempted 3,896 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,219 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 54.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 54.4% as they have 2,924 shots while they've given up 2,447 attempts on defense. The Kings have an offensive zone percentage of 54.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 45.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.1% as they've compiled 1,921 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,916 face off losses. On defense Los Angeles has blocked 772 shot attempts and they have 1,859 hits as a unit.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 28-33 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 31-24-8 against the over/under
Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 37-25 straight up
The Los Angeles Kings are 19-26-17 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
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
02/13/16 LW Stefan Matteau Facial out indefinitely
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
Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/22/15 D Matt Greene Shoulder out indefinitely
02/13/16 RW Marian Gaborik Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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