Ottawa Senators at Montreal Canadiens NHL Picks & Predictions 9/30/2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
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The Ottawa Senators travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Senators at +105 and the Canadiens at -130.
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Ottawa had a record of 44-28-10 last season and on the road they had a record of 22-17-2. They finished 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They scored 212 goals and gave up 214 goals for a point differential of -2. For the season they had an ATS record of 55-46-0 and an over/under record of 39-52-0. Montreal finished with a record of 47-26-9 including 24-12-5 at home last season. They were 1st in the Atlantic Division. They scored 226 goals and surrendered 200 for a goal differential of +26. Their record against the spread was 49-39-0 while their over/under record was 31-42-0.
Valuable Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators were 55-46-0 straight up last year
The Ottawa Senators were 39-52-0 against the over/under last season
Important Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens were 49-39-0 straight up last year
The Montreal Canadiens were 31-42-0 against the over/under last season
Key Ottawa Senators Injuries
9/23/2017 Erik Karlsson D Foot
9/19/2017 Colin White C Wrist
9/14/2017 Clarke MacArthur LW Neck
9/7/2017 Derick Brassard C Shoulder
Key Montreal Canadiens Injuries
9/28/2017 David Schlemko D Hand
9/27/2017 Charlie Lindgren G Lower Body
9/27/2017 Al Montoya G Neck
9/22/2017 Jeremiah Addison LW Shoulder
9/22/2017 Josh Brook D Upper Body
9/21/2017 Noah Juulsen D Foot
Player SpotlightCraig Anderson had 25 wins and 11 losses last season in net for the Senators. He had 1,247 shots against him and he gave up 92 goals. He made 1,155 saves for a save percentage of 93%. Mark Stone accumulated 52 total points last season for the Senators. He had 22 goals last year with 132 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He had a total of 30 assists on the season and averaged 18.6 minutes played per game. Mike Hoffman averaged 17.6 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 25 goals on 219 shots. He had 35 assists giving him a total of 60 points on the season.
Max Pacioretty scored 67 total points last year for the Canadiens. He had 35 goals last season with 268 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He had a total of 32 assists on the season and averaged 19.2 minutes played per game. Carey Price had 37 wins and 20 losses last year in goal for the Canadiens. He had 1,794 shots against him and he surrendered 138 goals. He made 1,656 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Jonathan Drouin averaged 17.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 21 goals on 177 shots. He had 32 assists giving him a total of 53 points on the season.
Useful Team StatisticsThe Senators allowed 247 power play opportunities and gave up 50 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80% last year. That was 21st in the NHL. They averaged 30 shots per game and as a team shot 8.61% for the season. They allowed 30 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%, which was ranked 8th in the league. The Senators had 98 total points last season, ranking 12th in the NHL in offense. They were 22nd in the league with 212 goals while giving up 214 goals, which was 20th overall. They had 254 power play opportunities and scored 43 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. That was 24th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Canadiens were 16th with 226 goals scored while they were 28th in the NHL with 200 goals allowed last year. They averaged 30 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 9.19%. They gave up 30 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%, putting them in 6th place in the league. The Canadiens had a total of 103 points last year, which was 8th in the NHL. They had 45 power play goals on 230 opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That ranked their power play unit 13th. They allowed 249 power play opportunities and gave up 47 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, which was 14th overall.
The Senators started possessions in the offensive zone 52.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 47.8% for the year. That ranked them 11th and 21st respectively in the NHL. They had 2,549 face-off wins as opposed to 2,452 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 51%. That was 10th in the league. On defense Ottawa had 2,114 hits and they blocked 1,352 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 3rd in blocked shots. Ottawa was ranked 26th in Corsi percentage with 48.3% as they tried 4,550 shots on goal while at full strength while they surrendered 4,863 shots on net when they had a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage was 22nd in the NHL at 49%, as they had 3,380 shots while they gave up 3,511 attempts on defense.
Montreal was 6th in the NHL in Corsi percentage last year with 51.3%, as they attempted 4,721 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,484 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was 51.3% as they had 3,448 attempts while they gave up 3,271 shots on the defensive end. That ranked them 10th in the league. The Canadiens started possessions in the offensive zone 48.7% of the time, which was 26th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage was at 51.3% for the season. That was 9th overall in the NHL. They had 2,516 face-off wins compared to 2,483 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 50.3%. That ranked them 14th in the league. On defense Montreal had 1,864 hits and they blocked 1,213 shots from the opposition, putting them 11th overall.
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