Monday, February 22, 2016
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The Nashville Predators travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Monday, February 22, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Predators at -120 and the Canadiens at +109. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Nashville comes into this matchup having played 59 games. They have an overall record of 27-21-11 and on the road they have a record of 12-11-6. Currently they are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 154 goals and given up 154 goals for a point differential of 0. The Predators have 11 overtime losses including 1 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 4-3-3. For the season they have an ATS record of 27-32 and an over/under record of 21-26-12. Montreal shows up with a record of 28-27-4 including 16-11-2 at home this season. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 162 goals and surrendered 163 for a goal differential of -1. The Canadiens have 4 losses in OT and 1 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 4-6-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 26-31 while their over/under record sits at 29-22-8.
Shea Weber has accumulated 36 total points this season for the Predators. He has 15 goals this season with 139 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 25 minutes played per game. Filip Forsberg has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 20 goals on 173 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 39 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 21 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 1,257 shots against him and has given up 120 goals. He has made 1,137 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Tomas Plekanec has accumulated 43 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 12 goals this season with 145 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 31 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Max Pacioretty has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 21 goals on 225 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Mike Condon has 14 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 927 shots against him and has given up 91 goals. He has made 836 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Predators have 65 total points this season. They have scored 152 goals while giving up 153 goals. They have had 195 power play opportunities and have scored 38 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Predators have allowed 182 power play opportunities and given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.48% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Canadiens have a total of 60 points on the season. They have 36 power play goals on 196 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 186 power play opportunities and have given up 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Predators have a total of 157 goals scored while they've given up 162 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.41%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 52.6% as they've attempted 3,311 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,980 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 53.8% as they have 2,477 attempts while they've given up 2,128 shots on the defensive end. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 52.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.7% for the season. They have 1,749 face off wins compared to 1,778 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.6%. On defense Nashville has 1,343 hits and they've blocked 852 shots from the opposition.
Montreal has attempted 3,493 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,078 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 53.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.8% as they have 2,546 shots while they've given up 2,278 attempts on defense. The Canadiens have an offensive zone percentage of 50.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51% as they've compiled 1,918 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,841 face off losses. On defense Montreal has blocked 800 shot attempts and they have 1,307 hits as a unit.
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 27-32 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 21-26-12 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 26-31 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 29-22-8 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Injuries
02/20/16 D Barret Jackman Upper Body injured last game, "?" Monday vs Montreal
02/02/16 LW Eric Nystrom Foot out indefinitely
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
02/21/16 D Tom Gilbert Foot "?" Monday vs. Nashville
02/19/16 C David Desharnais Foot expected to miss 3 weeks
02/11/16 D Jeff Petry Lower Body out indefinitely
02/10/16 C Brian Flynn Lower Body expected to miss 6-8 weeks
02/05/16 LW Lucas Lessio Lower Body expected to miss 2-3 weeks
01/27/16 F Daniel Carr Knee expected to miss 3 months
01/21/16 GO Carey Price Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Montreal
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