Edmonton Oilers at Montreal Canadiens NHL Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
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The Edmonton Oilers travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Oilers at +138 and the Canadiens at -153.
Edmonton has a record of 11-15-2 this season and on the road they have a record of 6-6-2. They are 7th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 80 goals and given up 96 goals for a point differential of -16. For the season they have an ATS record of 11-17-0 and an over/under record of 14-13-0. Montreal has a record of 13-13-4 including 8-6-3 at home this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 83 goals and surrendered 93 for a goal differential of -10. Their record against the spread is 13-17-0 while their over/under record is 14-14-0.
Valuable Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 11-17-0 straight up this year
The Edmonton Oilers are 14-13-0 against the over/under this season
Important Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 13-17-0 straight up this year
The Montreal Canadiens are 14-14-0 against the over/under this season
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
12/01/17 D Adam Larsson Upper Body IR (11/30)
11/30/17 GO Cam Talbot Upper Body IR (11/28)
10/01/17 D Andrej Sekera Knee IR (10/03)
Key Montreal Canadiens Injuries
12/08/17 LW Jonathan Drouin Lower Body is "?" Saturday vs Edmonton
11/15/17 LW Artturi Lehkonen Lower Body IR (11/13)
11/12/17 GO Al Montoya Concussion IR (11/09)
10/30/17 LW Nikita Scherbak Knee IR (10/26)
10/22/17 RW Ales Hemsky Upper Body IR (10/20)
Laurent Brossoit has 2 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has 235 shots against him and he's given up 29 goals. He's made 206 saves for a save percentage of 88%. Patrick Maroon has accumulated 16 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 8 goals this year with 72 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 8 assists on the season and averages 17.4 minutes played per game. Connor McDavid averages 21.5 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 11 goals on 75 shots. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 33 points on the season.
Max Pacioretty has scored 17 total points this year for the Canadiens. He has 8 goals this season with 123 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 9 assists on the season and averages 19.4 minutes played per game. Carey Price has 8 wins and 8 losses this year in goal for the Canadiens. He has 540 shots against him and he's surrendered 52 goals. He's made 488 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Brendan Gallagher averages 15.4 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 13 goals on 95 shots. He has 6 assists, giving him a total of 19 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers have allowed 94 power play opportunities and have given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 72% this year. That is 31st in the NHL. They average 34 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.39% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 89%, which is ranked 31st in the league. The Oilers has 24 total points this season, ranking 29th in the NHL in offense. They are 21st in the league with 80 goals while they've given up 96 goals, which is 5th overall. They have had 72 power play opportunities and scored 12 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 26th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Canadiens are 18th with 83 goals scored while they are 7th in the NHL with 93 goals allowed this year. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.03%. They give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them in 22nd place in the league. The Canadiens have a total of 30 points this year, which is 20th in the NHL. They have 17 power play goals on 97 opportunities for a percentage of 18%. That ranks their power play unit 24th. They've allowed 99 power play opportunities and have given up 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, which is 22nd overall.
Edmonton has a Corsi percentage of 53.2% as they've tried 1,786 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,568 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 2nd in Corsi percentage. They are 4th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 53.4% as they have 1,322 shots while they've given up 1,155 attempts on defense. The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 55.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 44.9% for the year. That puts them 3rd and 29th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 879 face-off wins as opposed to 890 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.7%. That is 17th overall in the NHL. On defense Edmonton has 785 hits and they've blocked 413 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 14th in the league.
The Canadiens are 9th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47.1% for the season, which is 23rd in the NHL. They have 937 face-off wins compared to 960 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.4%. That is 24th in the league. On defense Montreal has 747 hits and they have blocked 486 shots from the opposition, which is 1st in the league. Montreal is 7th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.6% as they've attempted 1,885 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,765 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.2% ranks 8th as they have 1,395 attempts while they have given up 1,279 shots on the defensive end.
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