Colorado Avalanche at Montreal Canadiens NHL Picks & Predictions 1/23/2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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The Colorado Avalanche travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Avalanche at -150 and the Canadiens at +136.
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Colorado has a record of 26-16-3 this season and on the road they have a record of 8-9-2-1. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 150 goals and given up 130 goals for a point differential of +20. For the season they have an ATS record of 26-19-0 and an over/under record of 25-19-0. Montreal has a record of 19-22-6 including 11-9-5-1 at home this season. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 120 goals and surrendered 148 for a goal differential of -28. Their record against the spread is 19-28-0 while their over/under record is 19-26-0.
Valuable Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 26-19-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 25-19-0 against the over/under this season
Important Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 19-28-0 straight up this year
The Montreal Canadiens are 19-26-0 against the over/under this season
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/27/17 D Tyson Barrie Hand IR (12/23)
12/18/17 D Sergei Boikov Shoulder is out indefinitely
11/19/17 C Vladislav Kamenev Arm IR (11/16)
01/16/18 RW Sven Andrighetto Leg IR (01/01)
01/03/18 GO Semyon Varlamov Groin IR (01/02)
Key Montreal Canadiens Injuries
12/18/17 D Shea Weber Foot IR (12/17)
10/22/17 RW Ales Hemsky Concussion IR (10/20)
01/20/18 LW Phillip Danault Concussion is "?" Tuesday vs Colorado
01/15/18 RW Andrew Shaw Lower Body IR (01/14)
Jonathan Bernier has 13 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has 641 shots against him and he's given up 52 goals. He's made 589 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Nathan MacKinnon has accumulated 59 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 23 goals this year with 151 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 36 assists on the season and averages 19.4 minutes played per game. Mikko Rantanen averages 18.5 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 17 goals on 106 shots. He has 29 assists, giving him a total of 46 points on the season.
Max Pacioretty has scored 29 total points this year for the Canadiens. He has 15 goals this season with 178 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 14 assists on the season and averages 19.1 minutes played per game. Carey Price has 13 wins and 16 losses this year in goal for the Canadiens. He has 1,018 shots against him and he's surrendered 94 goals. He's made 924 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Brendan Gallagher averages 15.3 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 16 goals on 152 shots. He has 8 assists, giving him a total of 24 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche have allowed 163 power play opportunities and have given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85% this year. That is 2nd in the NHL. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 11.09% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 15th in the league. The Avalanche has 55 total points this season, ranking 13th in the NHL in offense. They are 7th in the league with 150 goals while they've given up 130 goals, which is 20th overall. They have had 177 power play opportunities and scored 37 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 9th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Canadiens are 29th with 120 goals scored while they are 9th in the NHL with 148 goals allowed this year. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.57%. They give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them in 23rd place in the league. The Canadiens have a total of 44 points this year, which is 26th in the NHL. They have 27 power play goals on 140 opportunities for a percentage of 19%. That ranks their power play unit 17th. They've allowed 151 power play opportunities and have given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, which is 25th overall.
Colorado is 23rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.7%, as they've attempted 2,475 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,709 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47.8% as they have 1,831 attempts while they have given up 2,000 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 23rd in the league. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 48.5% of the time, which is 22nd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.5% for the season. That is 4th overall in the NHL. They have 1,224 face-off wins compared to 1,517 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 44.7%. That ranks them 31st in the league. On defense Colorado has 822 hits and they have blocked 709 shots from the opposition, putting them 13th overall.
The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 52.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.9% for the year. That ranks them 10th and 22nd respectively in the NHL. They have 1,438 face-off wins as opposed to 1,513 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.7%. That is 22nd in the league. On defense Montreal has 1,185 hits and they've blocked 774 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 1st in blocked shots. Montreal is ranked 12th in Corsi percentage with 50.7% as they've tried 2,916 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,837 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 13th in the NHL at 50.8%, as they have 2,131 shots while they've given up 2,063 attempts on defense.
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