Carolina Hurricanes at Montreal Canadiens NHL Picks & Predictions 12/13/2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018
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The Carolina Hurricanes travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, December 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Hurricanes at +100 and the Canadiens at -125.
Carolina has a record of 13-12-4 this season. They are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They have scored 72 goals and given up 81 goals for a point differential of -9. For the season they have an ATS record of 13-15-0 and an over/under record of 9-19-0. Montreal has a record of 15-11-5 this year. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 97 goals and surrendered 101 for a goal differential of -4. Their record against the spread is 15-15-0 while their over/under record is 15-14-0.
Valuable Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 13-15-0 straight up this year
The Carolina Hurricanes are 9-19-0 against the over/under this season
Important Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 15-15-0 straight up this year
The Montreal Canadiens are 15-14-0 against the over/under this season
Key Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
12/12/18 LW Micheal Ferland Upper Body is questionable Thursday vs Montreal
12/10/18 GO Curtis McElhinney Lower Body is out indefinitely
Key Montreal Canadiens Injuries
11/12/18 RW Joel Armia Knee is out indefinitely
Curtis McElhinney has 7 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has 323 shots against him and he's given up 26 goals. He's made 297 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Sebastian Aho has accumulated 28 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 8 goals this year with 84 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 19.2 minutes played per game. Teuvo Teravainen averages 17.5 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 5 goals on 64 shots. He has 15 assists, giving him a total of 20 points on the season.
Max Domi has scored 31 total points this year for the Canadiens. He has 14 goals this season with 72 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 19%. He has a total of 17 assists on the season and averages 17.7 minutes played per game. Carey Price has 11 wins and 8 losses this year in goal for the Canadiens. He has 695 shots against him and he's surrendered 67 goals. He's made 628 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Tomas Tatar averages 16.3 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 12 goals on 78 shots. He has 12 assists, giving him a total of 24 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes have allowed 90 power play opportunities and have given up 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80% this year. That is 15th in the NHL. They average 38 shots per game and as a team shoot 6.47% for the season. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 20th in the league. The Hurricanes have 30 total points this season, ranking 24th in the NHL in offense. They are 30th in the league with 72 goals while they've given up 81 goals, which is 27th overall. They have had 100 power play opportunities and scored 16 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. That is 23rd in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Canadiens are 13th with 97 goals scored while they are 8th in the NHL with 101 goals allowed this year. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.21%. They give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them in 24th place in the league. The Canadiens have a total of 35 points this year, which is 13th in the NHL. They have 14 power play goals on 104 opportunities for a percentage of 13%. That ranks their power play unit 30th. They've allowed 104 power play opportunities and have given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%, which is 26th overall.
Carolina is 1st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 58.1%, as they've attempted 2,076 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,498 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 57.7% as they have 1,556 attempts while they have given up 1,139 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 1st in the league. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 58.9% of the time, which is 1st in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 41.1% for the season. That is 31st overall in the NHL. They have 921 face-off wins compared to 860 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.7%. That ranks them 7th in the league. On defense Carolina has 784 hits and they have blocked 359 shots from the opposition, putting them 31st overall.
The Canadiens are 5th 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 27th in the NHL. They have 887 face-off wins compared to 1,013 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.7%. That is 30th in the league. On defense Montreal has 843 hits and they have blocked 454 shots from the opposition, which is 10th in the league. Montreal is 6th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.1% as they've attempted 1,981 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,751 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.3% ranks 8th as they have 1,421 attempts while they have given up 1,297 shots on the defensive end.
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