Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at +106 and the Blues at -132. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Montreal comes into this matchup having played 25 games. They have an overall record of 17-6-2 and on the road they have a record of 5-5-1. Currently they are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 74 goals and given up 56 goals for a point differential of +18. The Canadiens have an overall record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 16-8 and an over/under record of 8-11-6. St. Louis shows up with a record of 14-7-4 including 11-1-3 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 69 goals and surrendered 70 for a goal differential of -1. The Blues have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 13-11 while their over/under record sits at 10-11-4.
Brendan Gallagher has accumulated 14 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 5 goals this season with 68 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 9 assists on the season and averages 15 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 10% by scoring 7 goals on 69 shots. He has 11 assists giving him a total of 18 points on the season. Carey Price has 14 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 566 shots against him and has given up 33 goals. He has made 533 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 27 total points this season for the Blues. He has 13 goals this season with 90 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 14 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Paul Stastny has averaged 21 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 6 goals on 38 shots. He has 7 assists giving him a total of 13 points on the season. Jake Allen has 12 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 485 shots against him and has given up 45 goals. He has made 440 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Canadiens have 36 total points this season. They have scored 74 goals while giving up 56 goals. They have had 80 power play opportunities and have scored 18 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Canadiens have allowed 94 power play opportunities and given up 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.12% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Blues have a total of 32 points on the season. They have 20 power play goals on 90 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 92 power play opportunities and have given up 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. As a team, the Canadiens have a total of 69 goals scored while they've given up 70 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.45%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Montreal has a Corsi percentage of 48.8% as they've attempted 1,413 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,480 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.7% as they have 1,018 attempts while they've given up 1,072 shots on the defensive end. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 47.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.6% for the season. They have 754 face off wins compared to 808 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.3%. On defense Montreal has 593 hits and they've blocked 408 shots from the opposition.
St. Louis has attempted 1,346 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,256 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.7% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.5% as they have 1,024 shots while they've given up 925 attempts on defense. The Blues have an offensive zone percentage of 52.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.9% as they've compiled 736 face off wins this season and they have suffered 711 face off losses. On defense St. Louis has blocked 331 shot attempts and they have 481 hits as a unit.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 16-8 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 8-11-6 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 13-11 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 10-11-4 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
12/04/16 C Alex Galchenyuk Lower Body injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs St Louis
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
St. Louis Blues Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis -132
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