Friday, December 2, 2016
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to SAP Center to play the San Jose Sharks on Friday, December 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at -160 and the Sharks at +188. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Montreal comes into this matchup having played 23 games. They have an overall record of 16-5-2 and on the road they have a record of 4-4-1. Currently they are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 68 goals and given up 50 goals for a point differential of +18. The Canadiens have an overall record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 16-7 and an over/under record of 7-10-6. San Jose shows up with a record of 13-9-1 including 8-3-0 at home this season. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 54 goals and surrendered 49 for a goal differential of +5. The Sharks have a record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 13-10 while their over/under record sits at 2-16-5.
Max Pacioretty has accumulated 15 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 5 goals this season with 63 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 10 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Brendan Gallagher has averaged 15 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 5 goals on 63 shots. He has 8 assists giving him a total of 13 points on the season. Carey Price has 13 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 505 shots against him and has given up 27 goals. He has made 478 saves for a save percentage of 95%.
Brent Burns has accumulated 21 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 9 goals this season with 95 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 12 assists on the season and averages 24 minutes played per game. Joe Pavelski has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 7 goals on 73 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 21 points on the season. Martin Jones has 11 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has had 491 shots against him and has given up 40 goals. He has made 451 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Canadiens have 34 total points this season. They have scored 68 goals while giving up 50 goals. They have had 71 power play opportunities and have scored 15 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Canadiens have allowed 87 power play opportunities and given up 15 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.16% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Sharks have a total of 27 points on the season. They have 13 power play goals on 71 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 55 power play opportunities and have given up 8 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Canadiens have a total of 54 goals scored while they've given up 49 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.48%. As a team they give up 26 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Montreal has a Corsi percentage of 48.4% as they've attempted 1,292 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,376 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.5% as they have 929 attempts while they've given up 988 shots on the defensive end. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 47% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 53% for the season. They have 700 face off wins compared to 730 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49%. On defense Montreal has 543 hits and they've blocked 388 shots from the opposition.
San Jose has attempted 1,393 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,211 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 53.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 54.2% as they have 1,019 shots while they've given up 861 attempts on defense. The Sharks have an offensive zone percentage of 54.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 45.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.5% as they've compiled 661 face off wins this season and they have suffered 703 face off losses. On defense San Jose has blocked 350 shot attempts and they have 436 hits as a unit.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 16-7 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 7-10-6 against the over/under
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 13-10 straight up
The San Jose Sharks are 2-16-5 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
11/26/16 LW Charles Hudon Sternum out indefinitely
11/23/16 D Nathan Beaulieu Throat out indefinitely
10/21/16 D Zach Redmond Foot expected to miss 6 weeks
San Jose Sharks Injuries
11/29/16 C Tommy Wingels Lower Body "?" Wednesday vs. Los Angeles
11/21/16 C Tomas Hertl Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Montreal -160
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