Montreal Canadiens at Chicago Blackhawks NHL Picks & Predictions 11/5/2017
Sunday, November 5, 2017
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to United Center to play the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at +153 and the Blackhawks at -170.
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Montreal has a record of 4-8-1 this season and on the road they have a record of 2-6-0. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 34 goals and given up 51 goals for a point differential of -17. For the season they have an ATS record of 4-9-0 and an over/under record of 9-3-0. Chicago has a record of 6-5-2 including 4-2-1 at home this season. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 41 goals and surrendered 34 for a goal differential of +7. Their record against the spread is 6-7-0 while their over/under record is 7-5-0.
Valuable Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 4-9-0 straight up this year
The Montreal Canadiens are 9-3-0 against the over/under this season
Important Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 6-7-0 straight up this year
The Chicago Blackhawks are 7-5-0 against the over/under this season
Key Montreal Canadiens Injuries
11/03/17 GO Carey Price Lower Body will not start in goal Saturday vs. Winnipeg
10/30/17 LW Nikita Scherbak Lower Body is out indefinitely
10/24/17 D David Schlemko Hand IR (10/24)
10/22/17 RW Ales Hemsky Upper Body IR (10/22)
Key Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
11/03/17 D Gustav Forsling Shoulder is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs. Minnesota
10/13/17 RW Jordin Tootoo Upper Body IR (10/03)
10/05/17 RW Marian Hossa Infection IR (10/03)
10/05/15 D Michal Rozsival Upper Body IR (10/03)
Carey Price has 3 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has 317 shots against him and he's given up 39 goals. He's made 278 saves for a save percentage of 88%. Brendan Gallagher has accumulated 10 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 6 goals this year with 41 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 4 assists on the season and averages 14.8 minutes played per game. Jonathan Drouin averages 18.5 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 5% by scoring 2 goals on 39 shots. He has 7 assists, giving him a total of 9 points on the season.
Patrick Kane has scored 13 total points this year for the Blackhawks. He has 5 goals this season with 41 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 8 assists on the season and averages 19.9 minutes played per game. Corey Crawford has 6 wins and 4 losses this year in goal for the Blackhawks. He has 341 shots against him and he's surrendered 20 goals. He's made 321 saves for a save percentage of 94%. Jonathan Toews averages 20.3 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 4 goals on 35 shots. He has 5 assists, giving him a total of 9 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canadiens have allowed 46 power play opportunities and have given up 11 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76% this year. That is 27th in the NHL. They average 37 shots per game and as a team shoot 6.98% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 87%, which is ranked 30th in the league. The Canadiens has 9 total points this season, ranking 30th in the NHL in offense. They are 24th in the league with 34 goals while they've given up 51 goals, which is 4th overall. They have had 52 power play opportunities and scored 7 goals on those chances for a percentage of 13%. That is 29th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Blackhawks are 13th with 41 goals scored while they are 23rd in the NHL with 34 goals allowed this year. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.58%. They give up 35 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them in 3rd place in the league. The Blackhawks have a total of 14 points this year, which is 14th in the NHL. They have 8 power play goals on 59 opportunities for a percentage of 14%. That ranks their power play unit 28th. They've allowed 55 power play opportunities and have given up 9 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, which is 9th overall.
Montreal has a Corsi percentage of 54.6% as they've tried 870 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 722 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 3rd in Corsi percentage. They are 3rd in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 55% as they have 652 shots while they've given up 534 attempts on defense. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 54.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.2% for the year. That puts them 4th and 28th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 409 face-off wins as opposed to 441 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.1%. That is 25th overall in the NHL. On defense Montreal has 311 hits and they've blocked 188 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 14th in the league.
The Blackhawks are 3rd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 55.5% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 44.5% for the season, which is 27th in the NHL. They have 425 face-off wins compared to 420 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.3%. That is 20th in the league. On defense Chicago has 267 hits and they have blocked 194 shots from the opposition, which is 9th in the league. Chicago is 14th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.8% as they've attempted 798 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 806 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 48% ranks 25th as they have 566 attempts while they have given up 612 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Canadiens/Blackhawks NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Chicago -170
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago -170
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