Vegas Golden Knights at Montreal Canadiens NHL Picks & Predictions 11/7/2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
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The Vegas Golden Knights travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Golden Knights at -128 and the Canadiens at +116.
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Vegas has a record of 9-4-0 this season and on the road they have a record of 3-3-0. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 47 goals and given up 37 goals for a point differential of +10. For the season they have an ATS record of 9-4-0 and an over/under record of 8-5-0. Montreal has a record of 6-8-1 including 2-2-1 at home this season. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 41 goals and surrendered 55 for a goal differential of -14. Their record against the spread is 6-9-0 while their over/under record is 10-4-0.
Valuable Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 9-4-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 8-5-0 against the over/under this season
Important Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 6-9-0 straight up this year
The Montreal Canadiens are 10-4-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/31/17 GO Oscar Dansk Lower Body IR (10/30)
10/22/17 GO Malcolm Subban Lower Body IR (10/22)
10/15/17 RW David Clarkson Back IR (10/03)
10/15/17 C Mikhail Grabovski Concussion IR (10/03)
10/15/17 GO Marc-Andre Fleury Concussion IR (10/14)
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
Key Montreal Canadiens Injuries
11/06/17 GO Carey Price Lower Body is "?" Tuesday vs. Vegas
10/30/17 LW Nikita Scherbak Lower Body is out indefinitely
10/24/17 D David Schlemko Hand IR (10/24)
10/22/17 RW Ales Hemsky Upper Body IR (10/22)
Maxime Lagace has 1 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Golden Knights. He has 104 shots against him and he's given up 15 goals. He's made 89 saves for a save percentage of 86%. James Neal has accumulated 11 total points this season for the Golden Knights. He has 7 goals this year with 30 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 23%. He has a total of 4 assists on the season and averages 17.6 minutes played per game. David Perron averages 18.5 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 4 goals on 31 shots. He has 6 assists, giving him a total of 10 points on the season.
Brendan Gallagher has scored 11 total points this year for the Canadiens. He has 6 goals this season with 46 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 5 assists on the season and averages 15.1 minutes played per game. Carey Price has 3 wins and 7 losses this year in goal for the Canadiens. He has 317 shots against him and he's surrendered 39 goals. He's made 278 saves for a save percentage of 88%. Jonathan Drouin averages 18.6 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 3 goals on 46 shots. He has 8 assists, giving him a total of 11 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights have allowed 42 power play opportunities and have given up 8 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81% this year. That is 15th in the NHL. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 12.02% for the season. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 12th in the league. The Golden Knights has 18 total points this season, ranking 7th in the NHL in offense. They are 13th in the league with 47 goals while they've given up 37 goals, which is 25th overall. They have had 55 power play opportunities and scored 11 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 13th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Canadiens are 20th with 41 goals scored while they are 4th in the NHL with 55 goals allowed this year. They average 38 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.17%. They give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 88%, putting them in 30th place in the league. The Canadiens have a total of 13 points this year, which is 25th in the NHL. They have 10 power play goals on 61 opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That ranks their power play unit 20th. They've allowed 52 power play opportunities and have given up 14 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 73%, which is 28th overall.
Vegas has a Corsi percentage of 49.5% as they've tried 769 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 784 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 21st in Corsi percentage. They are 23rd in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 49.3% as they have 568 shots while they've given up 584 attempts on defense. The Golden Knights start possessions in the offensive zone 48.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.6% for the year. That puts them 26th and 9th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 418 face-off wins as opposed to 400 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.1%. That is 18th overall in the NHL. On defense Vegas has 237 hits and they've blocked 200 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 18th in the league.
The Canadiens are 4th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 54.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 45.3% for the season, which is 26th in the NHL. They have 477 face-off wins compared to 497 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49%. That is 21st in the league. On defense Montreal has 353 hits and they have blocked 214 shots from the opposition, which is 8th in the league. Montreal is 3rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 55% as they've attempted 1,015 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 830 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 55.5% ranks 2nd as they have 768 attempts while they have given up 616 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Golden Knights/Canadiens NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Montreal +116
Tony's Pick: Take Montreal +116
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