Ottawa Senators at Montreal Canadiens NHL Picks & Predictions 11/29/2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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The Ottawa Senators head to Bell Centre to take on the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Senators at +118 and the Canadiens at -130.
Ottawa has a record of 8-8-6 this year and away from home they have a record of 4-3-1. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 67 goals and surrendered 74 goals for a point differential of -7. For the year they have an ATS mark of 8-14-0 and an over/under record of 13-9-0. Montreal has a record of 10-12-3 including 6-5-2 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 60 goals and have given up 81 for a goal differential of -21. Their record against the spread is 10-15-0 while their over/under mark is 11-12-0.
Valuable Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 8-14-0 straight up this year
The Ottawa Senators are 13-9-0 against the over/under this season
Important 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
Key Ottawa Senators Injuries
11/20/17 D Mark Borowiecki Concussion IR (11/19)
11/17/17 D Chris Wideman Hamstring IR (11/16)
10/15/17 LW Clarke MacArthur Concussion IR (10/03)
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)
Derick Brassard has scored 17 total points this year for the Senators. He has 6 goals this season with 67 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 11 assists on the year and averages 19.4 minutes played per contest. Mark Stone averages 21.1 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 22% by tallying 13 goals on 58 attempts. He has 10 assists, giving him a total of 23 points on the year. Craig Anderson has 7 wins and 8 losses this season in goal for the Senators. He has 486 shots against him and he's surrendered 51 goals. He's made 435 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Brendan Gallagher has 15 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 10 goals this year with 77 shots on goal, 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 contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 4 goals on 62 attempts. He has 12 assists, giving him a total of 16 points on the year. Charlie Lindgren has 3 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has 250 shots against him and he's given up 19 goals. He's made 231 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Senators have 22 total points this year, which is 27th in the NHL. They've scored 67 goals while giving up 74 scores, which has them ranked 22nd and 13th respectively. They have had 86 power play chances and scored 14 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That is 26th in the league. The Senators have given up 63 power play opportunities and surrendered 13 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking them 17th when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.90% for the year. They allow 29 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 89%, which is 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canadiens are 25th in the league with a total of 23 points this season. They have 14 power play goals on 87 chances for a percentage of 16%. That is 27th in the NHL. They've given up 84 power play opportunities and surrendered 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking 22nd overall. As a team, the Canadiens are 29th with a total of 60 goals scored while they've given up 81 goals this season, ranking 4th in goals against. They average 35 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 6.80%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 26th overall in the NHL.
Ottawa has a Corsi percentage of 49.5% as they've tried 1,258 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,283 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 17th in Corsi percentage. They are 11th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 50.8% as they have 950 shots while they've given up 921 attempts on defense. The Senators start possessions in the offensive zone 54.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.6% for the year. That puts them 6th and 25th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 725 face-off wins as opposed to 635 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.3%. That is 4th overall in the NHL. On defense Ottawa has 482 hits and they've blocked 362 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 8th in the league.
The Canadiens are 10th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 53.4% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 46.6% for the season, which is 24th in the NHL. They have 786 face-off wins compared to 821 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.9%. That is 24th in the league. On defense Montreal has 616 hits and they have blocked 389 shots from the opposition, which is 2nd in the league. 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 of 52.7% ranks 5th as they have 1,195 attempts while they have given up 1,072 shots on the defensive end.
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