Los Angeles Kings at Montreal Canadiens NHL Picks & Predictions 10/11/2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018
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The Los Angeles Kings head to Bell Centre to take on the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, October 11, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Kings at +113 and the Canadiens at -125.
Los Angeles has a record of 1-1-1 this year. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've tallied 7 goals and surrendered 7 goals for a point differential of 0. For the year they have an ATS mark of 1-2-0 and an over/under record of 1-2-0. Montreal has a record of 1-0-1 this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They have scored 7 goals and given up 4 for a goal differential of +3. Their record against the spread is 1-1-0 while their over/under mark is 0-1-0.
Valuable Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 1-2-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Important Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 1-1-0 straight up this year
The Montreal Canadiens are 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/07/18 GO Jonathan Quick Lower Body IR (10/07)
10/03/18 RW Dustin Brown Finger IR (10/03)
10/03/18 RW Jonny Brodzinski Shoulder IR (10/03)
Key Montreal Canadiens Injuries
10/03/18 LW Nicolas Deslauriers Facial IR (10/03)
10/01/18 D David Schlemko Knee is out indefinitely
10/01/18 D Shea Weber Knee is out indefinitely
Alex Iafallo has scored 4 total points this year for the Kings. He has 2 goals this season with 3 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 67%. He has a total of 2 assists on the year and averages 15.7 minutes played per contest. Ilya Kovalchuk averages 21 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by tallying 1 goal on 8 attempts. He has 2 assists, giving him a total of 3 points on the year. Jack Campbell has 1 win and 1 loss this season in goal for the Kings. He has 77 shots against him and he's surrendered 4 goals. He's made 73 stops for a save percentage of 95%.
Paul Byron has 4 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 2 goals this year with 5 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 40%. He has a total of 2 assists on the year and averages 15 minutes played per contest. Max Domi averages 16 minutes of ice time per contest. He has 3 assists, giving him a total of 3 points on the year. Carey Price has 1 win and no losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has 48 shots against him and he's given up 4 goals. He's made 44 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings have 3 total points this year, which is 18th in the NHL. The Kings have given up 10 power play opportunities and surrendered 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 70%, ranking them 26th when short-handed. They average 21 shots per contest and as a team shoot 11.11% for the year. They allow 37 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 94%, which is 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canadiens are 15th in the league with a total of 3 points this season. They have 1 power play goal on 7 chances for a percentage of 14%. That is 18th in the NHL. They've given up 6 power play opportunities and surrendered 1 goal on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 9th overall. As a team, the Canadiens are 19th with a total of 7 goals scored while they've given up 4 goals this season, ranking 26th in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.77%. As a unit they give up 24 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 9th overall in the NHL.
Los Angeles is 29th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 40.2%, as they've attempted 142 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 211 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 38% as they have 98 attempts while they have given up 160 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 31st in the league. The Kings start possessions in the offensive zone 34.7% of the time, which is 31st in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 65.3% for the season. That is 1st overall in the NHL. They have 90 face-off wins compared to 99 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.6%. That ranks them 22nd in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 74 hits and they have blocked 51 shots from the opposition, putting them 6th overall.
The Canadiens are 12th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 55.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 44.3% for the season, which is 20th in the NHL. They have 51 face-off wins compared to 75 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 40.5%. That is 30th in the league. On defense Montreal has 66 hits and they have blocked 38 shots from the opposition, which is 18th in the league. Montreal is 15th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.4% as they've attempted 118 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 116 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.7% ranks 12th as they have 87 attempts while they have given up 78 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Canadiens NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Montreal -125
Josh's Pick: Take Montreal -125
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