Tuesday, January 3, 2017
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to Bridgestone Arena to play the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at +118 and the Predators at -130. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Montreal comes into this matchup having played 37 games. They have an overall record of 22-9-6 and on the road they have a record of 7-6-4. Currently they are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 113 goals and given up 86 goals for a point differential of +27. The Canadiens have an overall record of 4-3-3 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 21-15 and an over/under record of 15-15-7. Nashville shows up with a record of 16-14-6 including 10-5-4 at home this season. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 102 goals and surrendered 100 for a goal differential of +2. The Predators have a record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 15-20 while their over/under record sits at 17-15-4.
Max Pacioretty has accumulated 30 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 15 goals this season with 107 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 15 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Alexander Radulov has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 8 goals on 78 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 26 points on the season. Carey Price has 18 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 781 shots against him and has given up 55 goals. He has made 726 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Viktor Arvidsson has accumulated 24 total points this season for the Predators. He has 10 goals this season with 116 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 14 assists on the season and averages 16 minutes played per game. Ryan Johansen has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 7 goals on 83 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 27 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 13 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 811 shots against him and has given up 69 goals. He has made 742 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Canadiens have 50 total points this season. They have scored 113 goals while giving up 86 goals. They have had 117 power play opportunities and have scored 23 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Canadiens have allowed 136 power play opportunities and given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.93% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Predators have a total of 38 points on the season. They have 25 power play goals on 123 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 112 power play opportunities and have given up 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Canadiens have a total of 102 goals scored while they've given up 100 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.82%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Montreal has a Corsi percentage of 51.3% as they've attempted 2,160 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,050 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.4% as they have 1,577 attempts while they've given up 1,493 shots on the defensive end. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 49.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.4% for the season. They have 1,154 face off wins compared to 1,159 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.9%. On defense Montreal has 812 hits and they've blocked 557 shots from the opposition.
Nashville has attempted 2,189 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,975 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.7% as they have 1,613 shots while they've given up 1,508 attempts on defense. The Predators have an offensive zone percentage of 52.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.2% as they've compiled 1,065 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,099 face off losses. On defense Nashville has blocked 467 shot attempts and they have 744 hits as a unit.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 21-15 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 15-15-7 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 15-20 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 17-15-4 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
12/21/16 D Andrei Markov Groin out indefinitely
12/16/16 C Andrew Shaw Concussion out indefinitely
12/10/16 D Greg Pateryn Ankle expected to miss 8 weeks
12/07/16 C Alex Galchenyuk Knee expected to miss 6-8 weeks
12/07/16 C David Desharnais Knee expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Nashville Predators Injuries
12/28/16 D P.K. Subban Upper Body out indefinitely
11/30/16 D Anthony Bitetto Hand out 6 weeks
11/26/16 D Matt Carle None has retired
10/17/16 RW Miikka Salomaki Upper Body expected to miss 6-8 weeks
01/02/17 RW James Neal Upper Body probable Tuesday vs. Montreal
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal +118
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