Friday, December 16, 2016
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The San Jose Sharks travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Friday, December 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sharks at +113 and the Canadiens at -125. The over/under has been set at 5.
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San Jose comes into this matchup having played 30 games. They have an overall record of 18-11-1 and on the road they have a record of 8-7-1. Currently they are 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 75 goals and given up 66 goals for a point differential of +9. The Sharks have an overall record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 16-12 and an over/under record of 5-18-7. Montreal shows up with a record of 19-6-4 including 14-1-2 at home this season. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 92 goals and surrendered 64 for a goal differential of +28. The Canadiens have a record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 18-10 while their over/under record sits at 10-12-7.
Joe Pavelski has accumulated 27 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 10 goals this season with 104 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 17 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Brent Burns has averaged 25 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 13 goals on 131 shots. He has 15 assists giving him a total of 28 points on the season. Martin Jones has 15 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has had 660 shots against him and has given up 53 goals. He has made 607 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
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. 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%.
The Sharks have 37 total points this season. They have scored 75 goals while giving up 66 goals. They have had 96 power play opportunities and have scored 16 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Sharks have allowed 79 power play opportunities and given up 15 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.08% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Canadiens have a total of 42 points on the season. They have 19 power play goals on 94 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 105 power play opportunities and have given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Sharks have a total of 92 goals scored while they've given up 64 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.49%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
San Jose has a Corsi percentage of 52.8% as they've attempted 1,813 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,623 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 53.4% as they have 1,327 attempts while they've given up 1,157 shots on the defensive end. The Sharks start possessions in the offensive zone 54.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.7% for the season. They have 864 face off wins compared to 935 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48%. On defense San Jose has 613 hits and they've blocked 466 shots from the opposition.
Montreal has attempted 1,687 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,653 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.5% as they have 1,222 shots while they've given up 1,200 attempts on defense. The Canadiens have an offensive zone percentage of 48.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.1% as they've compiled 892 face off wins this season and they have suffered 925 face off losses. On defense Montreal has blocked 453 shot attempts and they have 673 hits as a unit.
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 16-12 straight up
The San Jose Sharks are 5-18-7 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 18-10 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 10-12-7 against the over/under
San Jose Sharks Injuries
12/14/16 C Logan Couture Head injured last game, "?" Friday vs Montreal
11/21/16 C Tomas Hertl Knee out indefinitely
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
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
Josh's Pick: Take Montreal -125
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