Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins NHL Parlay 3/3/2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
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The Montreal Canadiens head to TD Garden to take on the Boston Bruins on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Canadiens at +197 and the Bruins at -220.
Montreal has a record of 24-29-10 this year and away from home they have a record of 8-19-2-1. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've tallied 160 goals and surrendered 195 goals for a point differential of -35. For the year they have an ATS mark of 24-39-0 and an over/under record of 26-35-0. Boston has a record of 39-15-8, including 21-7-4-0 on home ice this year. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 207 goals and have given up 157 for a goal differential of +50. Their record against the spread is 39-23-0 while their over/under mark is 29-32-0.
Valuable Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 24-39-0 straight up this year
The Montreal Canadiens are 26-35-0 against the over/under this season
Important Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 39-23-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 29-32-0 against the over/under this season
Key Montreal Canadiens Injuries
12/18/17 D Shea Weber Foot IR (12/17)
10/22/17 RW Ales Hemsky Concussion IR (10/20)
02/28/18 LW Kerby Rychel Acquired is "?" Friday vs NY Islanders
02/28/18 D Rinat Valiev Acquired is "?" Friday vs NY Islanders
02/23/18 GO Carey Price Concussion IR (02/20)
01/15/18 RW Andrew Shaw Lower Body IR (01/14)
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
02/27/18 C Patrice Bergeron Foot is out indefinitely
02/01/18 LW Anders Bjork Shoulder IR (01/30)
Antti Niemi has 4 wins and 6 losses this season in goal for the Canadiens. He has 416 shots against him and he's surrendered 43 goals. He's made 373 stops for a save percentage of 90%. Brendan Gallagher has scored 37 total points this year for the Canadiens. He has 21 goals this season with 210 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 16 assists on the year and averages 15.6 minutes played per contest. Max Pacioretty averages 19.1 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by tallying 17 goals on 212 attempts. He has 20 assists, giving him a total of 37 points on the year.
David Pastrnak has 58 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 24 goals this year with 165 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 34 assists on the year and averages 17.8 minutes played per contest. Tuukka Rask has 26 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has 1,149 shots against him and he's given up 93 goals. He's made 1,056 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Brad Marchand averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 24 goals on 129 attempts. He has 36 assists, giving him a total of 60 points on the year.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canadiens have given up 198 power play opportunities and surrendered 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77% this season. That is 25th in the league. They average 34 shots per contest and as a team shoot 7.53% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, ranking them 23rd in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Canadiens are 27th overall with 58 total points this year. They are 29th in the league with 160 goals and 10th in goals allowed with 195. They've had 188 power play chances and scored 40 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 7th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Bruins are 7th with a total of 207 goals scored while they are 31st with 157 goals surrendered this season. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.28%. As a unit they give up 29 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 7th in the league. The Bruins have a total of 86 points this season, which is 4th in the NHL. They have had 40 power play goals on 194 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 14th overall. They've given up 184 power play opportunities and surrendered 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 7th when short-handed.
Montreal has a Corsi percentage of 50.6% as they've tried 3,948 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,852 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 9th in Corsi percentage. They are 12th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 51% as they have 2,874 shots while they've given up 2,765 attempts on defense. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 52.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.3% for the year. That puts them 6th and 26th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,853 face-off wins as opposed to 2,008 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48%. That is 27th overall in the NHL. On defense Montreal has 1,605 hits and they've blocked 1,087 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 1st in the league.
The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 55.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 44.9% for the year. That ranks them 3rd and 29th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,982 face-off wins as opposed to 1,870 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.5%. That is 5th in the league. On defense Boston has 1,481 hits and they've blocked 819 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 30th in blocked shots. Boston is ranked 3rd in Corsi percentage with 52.7% as they've tried 3,697 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,323 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 2nd in the NHL at 52.7%, as they have 2,786 shots while they've given up 2,504 attempts on defense.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Montreal +197 and over 5.5 total goals
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Montreal +197 and over 5.5 total goals
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