Montreal Canadiens at Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks & Predictions 11/30/2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Montreal Canadiens head to Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday, November 30, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Canadiens at +149 and the Red Wings at -165.
Montreal has a record of 10-12-3 this year and away from home they have a record of 4-7-1. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 60 goals and surrendered 81 goals for a point differential of -21. For the year they have an ATS mark of 10-15-0 and an over/under record of 11-12-0. Detroit has a record of 10-10-5 including 4-4-4 on home ice this year. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 70 goals and have given up 74 for a goal differential of -4. Their record against the spread is 10-14-0 while their over/under mark is 12-12-0.
Valuable Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 10-15-0 straight up this year
The Montreal Canadiens are 11-12-0 against the over/under this season
Important Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 10-14-0 straight up this year
The Detroit Red Wings are 12-12-0 against the over/under this season
Key Montreal Canadiens Injuries
11/27/17 D David Schlemko Hand is "?" Wednesday vs Ottawa
11/27/17 D Shea Weber Lower Body is "?" Wednesday vs Ottawa
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)
Key Detroit Red Wings Injuries
11/28/17 RW Martin Frk Groin is "?" Thursday vs Montreal
11/28/17 GO Petr Mrazek Concussion is "?" Thursday vs Montreal
11/28/17 D Trevor Daley Upper Body is "?" Thursday vs Montreal
11/16/17 RW Luke Witkowski Suspension 10-game suspension (eligible to return 12/11 vs. Florida)
10/15/17 RW Johan Franzen Concussion IR (10/03)
Brendan Gallagher has scored 15 total points this year for the Canadiens. He has 10 goals this season with 77 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 5 assists on the year and averages 15.4 minutes played per contest. Jonathan Drouin averages 18 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by tallying 4 goals on 62 attempts. He has 12 assists, giving him a total of 16 points on the year. Carey Price has 5 wins and 7 losses this season in goal for the Canadiens. He has 391 shots against him and he's surrendered 40 goals. He's made 351 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Anthony Mantha has 20 total points this season for the Red Wings. He has 11 goals this year with 67 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 9 assists on the year and averages 17.4 minutes played per contest. Henrik Zetterberg averages 19.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 4 goals on 60 attempts. He has 11 assists, giving him a total of 15 points on the year. Jimmy Howard has 8 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Red Wings. He has 596 shots against him and he's given up 47 goals. He's made 549 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canadiens have 23 total points this year, which is 25th in the NHL. They've scored 60 goals while giving up 81 scores, which has them ranked 30th and 6th respectively. They have had 87 power play chances and scored 14 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That is 27th in the league. The Canadiens have given up 84 power play opportunities and surrendered 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking them 23rd when short-handed. They average 35 shots per contest and as a team shoot 6.80% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Wings are 20th in the league with a total of 25 points this season. They have 17 power play goals on 78 chances for a percentage of 22%. That is 8th in the NHL. They've given up 88 power play opportunities and surrendered 14 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking 5th overall. As a team, the Red Wings are 20th with a total of 70 goals scored while they've given up 74 goals this season, ranking 13th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.00%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 11th overall in the NHL.
Montreal is 6th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.4%, as they've attempted 1,608 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,461 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.7% as they have 1,195 attempts while they have given up 1,072 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 5th in the league. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 53.4% of the time, which is 11th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.6% for the season. That is 24th overall in the NHL. They have 786 face-off wins compared to 821 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.9%. That ranks them 23rd in the league. On defense Montreal has 616 hits and they have blocked 389 shots from the opposition, putting them 3rd overall.
The Red Wings start possessions in the offensive zone 51.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.9% for the year. That ranks them 15th and 16th respectively in the NHL. They have 771 face-off wins as opposed to 788 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.5%. That is 16th in the league. On defense Detroit has 462 hits and they've blocked 310 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 29th in blocked shots. Detroit is ranked 21st in Corsi percentage with 49.1% as they've tried 1,383 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,435 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 21st in the NHL at 49.1%, as they have 1,084 shots while they've given up 1,125 attempts on defense.
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