Saturday, April 1, 2017
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to Amalie Arena to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at -135 and the Lightning at +122. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Montreal comes into this matchup having played 77 games. They have an overall record of 44-24-9 and on the road they have a record of 20-13-4. Currently they are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 214 goals and given up 190 goals for a point differential of +24. The Canadiens have an overall record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 41-33 and an over/under record of 28-34-15. Tampa Bay shows up with a record of 38-29-9 including 21-14-3 at home this season. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 215 goals and surrendered 213 for a goal differential of +2. The Lightning have a record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 34-38 while their over/under record sits at 35-34-7.
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Valuable Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 41-33 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 28-34-15 against the over/under
Important Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 34-38 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 35-34-7 against the over/under
Key Montreal Canadiens Injuries
03/31/17 GO Al Montoya Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Tampa Bay
03/31/17 D Jordie Benn Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Tampa Bay
03/25/17 C Brian Flynn Upper Body out indefinitely
Key Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
03/31/17 C Cedric Paquette Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Montreal
03/31/17 D Jason Garrison Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Montreal
03/31/17 RW Nikita Kucherov Illness "?" Saturday vs. Montreal
03/31/17 C Steven Stamkos Knee "?" Saturday vs. Montreal
03/21/17 C Tyler Johnson Lower Body out indefinitely
01/15/17 RW Ryan Callahan Hip out for season
Alexander Radulov has accumulated 51 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 16 goals this season with 139 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 35 assists on the season and averages 18.3 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 35 goals on 257 shots. He has 29 assists giving him a total of 64 points on the season. Carey Price has 36 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 1,720 shots against him and has given up 131 goals. He has made 1,589 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Nikita Kucherov has accumulated 80 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 38 goals this season with 233 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 42 assists on the season and averages 19.4 minutes played per game. Victor Hedman has averaged 24.4 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 15 goals on 155 shots. He has 51 assists giving him a total of 66 points on the season. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 20 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 1,323 shots against him and has given up 113 goals. He has made 1,210 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canadiens have 97 total points this season. They have scored 214 goals while giving up 190 goals. They have had 220 power play opportunities and have scored 44 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Canadiens have allowed 243 power play opportunities and given up 47 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.30% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lightning have a total of 85 points on the season. They have 60 power play goals on 260 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 246 power play opportunities and have given up 47 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Canadiens have a total of 215 goals scored while they've given up 213 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.40%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Montreal has a Corsi percentage of 51.1% as they've attempted 4,439 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,252 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.1% as they have 3,220 attempts while they've given up 3,081 shots on the defensive end. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 48.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.5% for the season. They have 2,367 face off wins compared to 2,363 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50%. On defense Montreal has 1,746 hits and they've blocked 1,171 shots from the opposition.
Tampa Bay has attempted 4,301 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,057 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.8% as they have 3,236 shots while they've given up 3,131 attempts on defense. The Lightning have an offensive zone percentage of 50.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.3% as they've compiled 2,225 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,386 face off losses. On defense Tampa Bay has blocked 926 shot attempts and they have 1,681 hits as a unit.
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