Montreal Canadiens at Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks & Predictions 10/20/2017
Friday, October 20, 2017
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The Montreal Canadiens head to Honda Center to take on the Anaheim Ducks on Friday, October 20, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Canadiens at +145 and the Ducks at -161.
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Montreal has a record of 1-5-1 this year and away from home they have a record of 1-4-0. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 11 goals and surrendered 27 goals for a point differential of -16. For the year they have an ATS mark of 1-5-0 and an over/under record of 3-2-0. Anaheim has a record of 2-3-1 including 2-2-1 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 12 goals and have given up 17 for a goal differential of -5. Their record against the spread is 2-4-0 while their over/under mark is 1-5-0.
Valuable Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 1-5-0 straight up this year
The Montreal Canadiens are 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Important Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
The Anaheim Ducks are 2-4-0 straight up this year
The Anaheim Ducks are 1-5-0 against the over/under this season
Key Montreal Canadiens Injuries
10/18/17 D David Schlemko Hand is out indefinitely
Key Anaheim Ducks Injuries
10/19/17 D Hampus Lindholm Shoulder is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Montreal
10/19/17 RW Patrick Eaves Lower Body is "?" Friday vs. Montreal
10/19/17 C Ryan Getzlaf Lower Body is "?" Friday vs. Montreal
10/12/17 RW Ondrej Kase Head IR (10/10)
10/05/17 GO Ryan Miller Upper Body IR (10/03)
10/02/17 C Ryan Kesler Hip IR (10/03)
10/01/17 D Sami Vatanen Shoulder IR (10/03)
Jonathan Drouin has scored 5 total points this year for the Canadiens. He has 2 goals this season with 22 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 3 assists on the year and averages 18.6 minutes played per contest. Paul Byron averages 14 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by tallying 1 goal on 12 attempts. He has 1 assist, giving him a total of 2 points on the year. Carey Price has 1 win and 4 losses this season in goal for the Canadiens. He has 165 shots against him and he's surrendered 19 goals. He's made 146 stops for a save percentage of 89%.
Andrew Cogliano has 6 total points this season for the Ducks. He has 2 goals this year with 9 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 22%. He has a total of 4 assists on the year and averages 18.2 minutes played per contest. Corey Perry averages 19.2 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 2 goals on 15 attempts. He has 1 assist, giving him a total of 3 points on the year. John Gibson has 2 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Ducks. He has 185 shots against him and he's given up 14 goals. He's made 171 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canadiens have 3 total points this year, which is 28th in the NHL. They've scored 11 goals while giving up 27 scores, which has them ranked 31st and 3rd respectively. They have had 26 power play chances and scored 2 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 8%. That is 27th in the league. The Canadiens have given up 26 power play opportunities and surrendered 6 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking them 25th when short-handed. They average 37 shots per contest and as a team shoot 4.30% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 88%, which is 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Ducks are 19th in the league with a total of 5 points this season. They have 0 power play goals on 21 chances for a percentage of 0%. That is 30th in the NHL. They've given up 29 power play opportunities and surrendered 5 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 10th overall. As a team, the Ducks are 26th with a total of 12 goals scored while they've given up 17 goals this season, ranking 17th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 6.63%. As a unit they give up 35 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 10th overall in the NHL.
Montreal is 5th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 54%, as they've attempted 466 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 397 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 53.5% as they have 344 attempts while they have given up 299 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 5th in the league. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 55.2% of the time, which is 6th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 44.8% for the season. That is 27th overall in the NHL. They have 211 face-off wins compared to 242 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.6%. That ranks them 24th in the league. On defense Montreal has 160 hits and they have blocked 98 shots from the opposition, putting them 8th overall.
The Ducks start possessions in the offensive zone 52.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.7% for the year. That ranks them 14th and 16th respectively in the NHL. They have 194 face-off wins as opposed to 177 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.3%. That is 9th in the league. On defense Anaheim has 133 hits and they've blocked 113 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 3rd in blocked shots. Anaheim is ranked 25th in Corsi percentage with 46.9% as they've tried 350 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 397 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 16th in the NHL at 49.1%, as they have 274 shots while they've given up 284 attempts on defense.
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