Minnesota Wild at Montreal Canadiens NHL Picks & Predictions 11/9/2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017
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The Minnesota Wild travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, November 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Wild at +104 and the Canadiens at -115.
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Minnesota has a record of 5-6-2 this season and on the road they have a record of 2-3-1. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 40 goals and given up 40 goals for a point differential of 0. For the season they have an ATS record of 5-8-0 and an over/under record of 8-4-0. Montreal has a record of 7-8-1 including 3-2-1 at home this season. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 44 goals and surrendered 57 for a goal differential of -13. Their record against the spread is 6-9-0 while their over/under record is 10-4-0.
Valuable Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 5-8-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 8-4-0 against the over/under this season
Important Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 6-9-0 straight up this year
The Montreal Canadiens are 10-4-0 against the over/under this season
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/24/17 LW Zach Parise Back is out indefinitely10/13/17 C Charlie Coyle Fibula IR (10/12)
Key Montreal Canadiens Injuries
11/07/17 GO Carey Price Lower Body is "?" Thursday vs. Minnesota11/07/17 LW Jonathan Drouin Upper Body left last game, is "?" Thursday vs. Minnesota10/30/17 LW Nikita Scherbak Knee IR (10/26)10/24/17 D David Schlemko Hand IR (10/02)10/22/17 RW Ales Hemsky Upper Body IR (10/20)
Devan Dubnyk has 4 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has 311 shots against him and he's given up 29 goals. He's made 282 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Chris Stewart has accumulated 8 total points this season for the Wild. He has 6 goals this year with 23 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 26%. He has a total of 2 assists on the season and averages 13.5 minutes played per game. Eric Staal averages 18.5 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 5 goals on 39 shots. He has 4 assists, giving him a total of 9 points on the season.
Brendan Gallagher has scored 11 total points this year for the Canadiens. He has 6 goals this season with 46 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 5 assists on the season and averages 15.1 minutes played per game. Carey Price has 3 wins and 7 losses this year in goal for the Canadiens. He has 317 shots against him and he's surrendered 39 goals. He's made 278 saves for a save percentage of 88%. Jonathan Drouin averages 18.6 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 3 goals on 46 shots. He has 8 assists, giving him a total of 11 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild have allowed 50 power play opportunities and have given up 9 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82% this year. That is 10th in the NHL. They average 29 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.58% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 15th in the league. The Wild has 12 total points this season, ranking 28th in the NHL in offense. They are 24th in the league with 40 goals while they've given up 40 goals, which is 24th overall. They have had 41 power play opportunities and scored 7 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 20th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Canadiens are 18th with 44 goals scored while they are 5th in the NHL with 57 goals allowed this year. They average 36 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.69%. They give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 88%, putting them in 30th place in the league. The Canadiens have a total of 15 points this year, which is 25th in the NHL. They have 10 power play goals on 61 opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That ranks their power play unit 23rd. They've allowed 52 power play opportunities and have given up 14 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 73%, which is 30th overall.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 46.5% as they've tried 667 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 767 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 27th in Corsi percentage. They are 26th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47.5% as they have 519 shots while they've given up 573 attempts on defense. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 49.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.6% for the year. That puts them 22nd and 10th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 407 face-off wins as opposed to 402 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.3%. That is 19th overall in the NHL. On defense Minnesota has 249 hits and they've blocked 194 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 23rd in the league.
The Canadiens are 4th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 54.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 45.3% for the season, which is 26th in the NHL. They have 477 face-off wins compared to 497 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49%. That is 21st in the league. On defense Montreal has 353 hits and they have blocked 214 shots from the opposition, which is 13th in the league. Montreal is 3rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 55% as they've attempted 1,015 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 830 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 55.5% ranks 2nd as they have 768 attempts while they have given up 616 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Wild/Canadiens NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Montreal -115
Josh's Pick: Take Montreal -115
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