Saturday, December 17, 2016
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The Montreal Canadiens head to Verizon Center to take on the Washington Capitals on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has the Canadiens at +157 and the Capitals at -174. The over/under is 5.
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Montreal comes into this game having played 29 contests. They have an overall record of 19-6-4 and away from home they have a record of 5-5-2. Currently they are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've tallied 92 goals and surrendered 64 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 18-10 and an over/under record of 10-12-7. Washington comes into this game with a record of 18-7-3 including 11-4-0 at home this season. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 76 goals and surrendered 61 for a goal differential of +15. The Capitals have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 18-10 while their over/under record sits at 11-11-6.
Brendan Gallagher has accumulated 17 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 5 goals this season with 74 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 12 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 13% by scoring 12 goals on 89 shots. He has 12 assists giving him a total of 24 points on the season. Carey Price has 16 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 632 shots against him and has given up 38 goals. He has made 594 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 21 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 13 goals this season with 111 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 8 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Marcus Johansson has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 24% by scoring 12 goals on 50 shots. He has 10 assists giving him a total of 22 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 14 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 616 shots against him and has given up 46 goals. He has made 570 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Canadiens have 42 total points this season. They have scored 92 goals while giving up 64 goals. They have had 94 power play opportunities and have scored 19 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Canadiens have allowed 105 power play opportunities and given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.49% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Capitals have a total of 39 points on the season. They have 17 power play goals on 91 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 92 power play opportunities and have given up 15 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Canadiens have a total of 76 goals scored while they've given up 61 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.87%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
Montreal has a Corsi percentage of 50.5% as they've attempted 1,687 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,653 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.5% as they have 1,222 attempts while they've given up 1,200 shots on the defensive end. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 48.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.8% for the season. They have 892 face off wins compared to 925 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.1%. On defense Montreal has 673 hits and they've blocked 453 shots from the opposition.
Washington has attempted 1,631 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,445 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 53% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.2% as they have 1,217 shots while they've given up 1,115 attempts on defense. The Capitals have an offensive zone percentage of 55% and their defensive zone percentage is 45% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.9% as they've compiled 855 face off wins this season and they have suffered 825 face off losses. On defense Washington has blocked 330 shot attempts and they have 546 hits as a unit.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 18-10 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 10-12-7 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 18-10 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 11-11-6 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
12/16/16 GO Carey Price Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Washington
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 Lower Body expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Washington Capitals Injuries
12/16/16 GO Braden Holtby Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Friday vs. Carolina
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal +157
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