Thursday, February 9, 2017
Gila River Arena
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to Gila River Arena to play the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday, February 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at -155 and the Coyotes at +140. The over/under has been set at 5.
Montreal comes into this matchup having played 55 games. They have an overall record of 30-17-8 and on the road they have a record of 12-11-4. Currently they are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 158 goals and given up 138 goals for a point differential of +20. The Canadiens have an overall record of 3-5-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 29-25 and an over/under record of 22-23-10. Arizona shows up with a record of 17-28-6 including 11-13-2 at home this season. They are 7th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 116 goals and surrendered 161 for a goal differential of -45. The Coyotes have a record of 4-6-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 12-34 while their over/under record sits at 17-27-7.
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Alexander Radulov has accumulated 41 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 13 goals this season with 100 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Max Pacioretty has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 25 goals on 166 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 44 points on the season. Carey Price has 23 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 1,211 shots against him and has given up 97 goals. He has made 1,114 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson has accumulated 27 total points this season for the Coyotes. He has 10 goals this season with 99 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 17 assists on the season and averages 24 minutes played per game. Radim Vrbata has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 11 goals on 155 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 35 points on the season. Mike Smith has 12 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Coyotes. He has had 1,093 shots against him and has given up 91 goals. He has made 1,002 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Canadiens have 68 total points this season. They have scored 158 goals while giving up 138 goals. They have had 165 power play opportunities and have scored 36 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Canadiens have allowed 193 power play opportunities and given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.77% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Coyotes have a total of 40 points on the season. They have 24 power play goals on 154 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 16%. They have allowed 170 power play opportunities and have given up 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. As a team, the Canadiens have a total of 116 goals scored while they've given up 161 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.02%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Montreal has a Corsi percentage of 50.6% as they've attempted 3,121 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,051 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.6% as they have 2,264 attempts while they've given up 2,214 shots on the defensive end. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 48.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.4% for the season. They have 1,684 face off wins compared to 1,678 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.1%. On defense Montreal has 1,123 hits and they've blocked 837 shots from the opposition.
Arizona has attempted 2,770 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,196 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 46.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 45.7% as they have 2,051 shots while they've given up 2,441 attempts on defense. The Coyotes have an offensive zone percentage of 46.1% and their defensive zone percentage is 53.9% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.5% as they've compiled 1,519 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,610 face off losses. On defense Arizona has blocked 755 shot attempts and they have 1,403 hits as a unit.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 29-25 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 22-23-10 against the over/under
Arizona Coyotes Betting Trends
The Arizona Coyotes are 12-34 straight up
The Arizona Coyotes are 17-27-7 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
01/04/17 RW Brendan Gallagher Hand expected to miss 8 weeks
Arizona Coyotes Injuries
11/18/16 RW Brad Richardson Tibia out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona +140
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