Saturday, March 18, 2017
Canadian Tire Centre
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The Montreal Canadiens head to Canadian Tire Centre to take on the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Canadiens at +235 and the Senators at -275. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Montreal comes into this game having played 70 games. They have an overall record of 39-23-8 and away from home they have a record of 19-13-4. The currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 191 goals and surrendered 176 goals for a point differential of +15. The Canadiens have an overall record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 37-31 and an over/under record of 26-31-13. Ottawa shows up with a record of 39-23-7 including 19-11-7 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 184 goals and surrendered 177 for a goal differential of +7. The Senators have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 35-30 while their over/under record sits at 27-40-2.
Alexander Radulov has accumulated 47 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 15 goals this season with 125 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 32 assists on the season and averages 18.2 minutes played per game. Max Pacioretty has averaged 19.2 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 33 goals on 236 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 60 points on the season. Carey Price has 31 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 1,545 shots against him and has given up 120 goals. He has made 1,425 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
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Erik Karlsson has accumulated 63 total points this season for the Senators. He has 13 goals this season with 189 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 50 assists on the season and averages 26.7 minutes played per game. Kyle Turris has averaged 19.3 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 23 goals on 147 shots. He has 22 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Mike Condon has 18 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Senators. He has had 1,040 shots against him and has given up 89 goals. He has made 951 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Canadiens have 86 total points this season. They have scored 191 goals while giving up 176 goals. They have had 205 power play opportunities and have scored 41 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Canadiens have allowed 227 power play opportunities and given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.18% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Senators have a total of 85 points on the season. They have 38 power play goals on 215 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 216 power play opportunities and have given up 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Canadiens have a total of 184 goals scored while they've given up 177 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.86%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Montreal has a Corsi percentage of 51.1% as they've attempted 4,025 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,852 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51% as they have 2,916 attempts while they've given up 2,803 shots on the defensive end. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 48.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.3% for the season. They have 2,154 face off wins compared to 2,151 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50%. On defense has 1,533 hits and they've blocked 1,049 shots from the opposition.
Ottawa has attempted 3,838 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,139 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.8% as they have 2,838 shots while they've given up 2,978 attempts on defense. The Senators have an offensive zone percentage of 52% and their defensive zone percentage is 48% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.2% as they've compiled 2,169 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,068 face off losses. On defense has blocked 1,161 shot attempts and they have 1,776 hits as a unit.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 37-31 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 26-31-13 against the over/under
Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 35-30 straight up
The Ottawa Senators are 27-40-2 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
03/16/17 D Nikita Nesterov Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs Ottawa
03/16/17 RW Alexander Radulov Illness "?" Saturday vs Ottawa
03/16/17 D Alexei Emelin Illness "?" Saturday vs Ottawa
03/14/17 C Brian Flynn Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Ottawa
Ottawa Senators Injuries
10/09/16 LW Clarke MacArthur Concussion out for season
03/17/17 GO Craig Anderson Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Montreal
03/14/17 D Mark Borowiecki Lower Body out indefinitely
03/13/17 RW Mark Stone Lower Body out indefinitely
02/27/17 GO Andrew Hammond Hip out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal +235
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