Montreal Canadiens at Carolina Hurricanes NHL Picks & Predictions 2/1/2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to PNC Arena to play the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, February 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at +145 and the Hurricanes at -161.
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Montreal has a record of 20-24-6 this season and on the road they have a record of 8-14-1-1. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 130 goals and given up 159 goals for a point differential of -29. For the season they have an ATS record of 20-30-0 and an over/under record of 21-27-0. Carolina is 23-19-8 including 11-7-4-1 at home this season. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 139 goals and surrendered 155 for a goal differential of -16. Their record against the spread is 23-27-0 while their over/under record is 23-25-0.
Valuable Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 20-30-0 straight up this year
The Montreal Canadiens are 21-27-0 against the over/under this season
Important Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 23-27-0 straight up this year
The Carolina Hurricanes are 23-25-0 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)
01/30/18 LW Paul Byron Upper Body left last game, is "?" Thursday vs Carolina
01/25/18 LW Phillip Danault Concussion is out indefinitely
01/15/18 RW Andrew Shaw Lower Body IR (01/14)
Key Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Max Pacioretty has accumulated 31 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 16 goals this year with 185 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 15 assists on the season and averages 19.1 minutes played per game. Brendan Gallagher averages 15.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 18 goals on 162 shots. He has 9 assists, giving him a total of 27 points on the season. Carey Price has 14 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has 1,099 shots against him and he's given up 104 goals. He's made 995 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Teuvo Teravainen has scored 40 total points this year for the Hurricanes. He has 13 goals this season with 107 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 27 assists on the season and averages 16.7 minutes played per game. Jeff Skinner averages 17.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 15 goals on 180 shots. He has 16 assists, giving him a total of 31 points on the season. Cam Ward has 14 wins and 6 losses this year in goal for the Hurricanes. He has 676 shots against him and he's surrendered 63 goals. He's made 613 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canadiens have 46 total points this season, which ranks them 27th in the NHL. They are 27th in the league in goals scored with 130 while they've given up 159 goals, ranking them 7th overall. They have had 150 power play opportunities and have scored 30 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 13th in the NHL. The Canadiens have allowed 160 power play opportunities and have given up 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, putting them 24th in the league when short-handed. They average 34 shots per game and as a team shoot 7.69% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%. That puts them 24th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes are 23rd in the NHL with a total of 54 points this year. They have 31 power play goals on 160 opportunities for a percentage of 19%. That ranks them 18th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 120 power play opportunities and have given up 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. That is 26th in the NHL. As a team, the Hurricanes are 22nd in the league with 139 goals scored while they've given up 155 goals, which is 9th overall. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.11%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%. That is 30th in the NHL.
Montreal is 12th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.7%, as they've attempted 3,099 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,009 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51% as they have 2,266 attempts while they have given up 2,173 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 13th in the league. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 52.5% of the time, which is 7th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.5% for the season. That is 23rd overall in the NHL. They have 1,522 face-off wins compared to 1,612 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.6%. That ranks them 22nd in the league. On defense Montreal has 1,277 hits and they have blocked 836 shots from the opposition, putting them 1st overall.
The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 57.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 42.3% for the year. That ranks them 1st and 31st respectively in the NHL. They have 1,556 face-off wins as opposed to 1,408 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.5%. That is 1st in the league. On defense Carolina has 960 hits and they've blocked 662 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 29th in blocked shots. Carolina is ranked 1st in Corsi percentage with 54.3% as they've tried 3,236 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,724 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 1st in the NHL at 53.8%, as they have 2,403 shots while they've given up 2,062 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Canadiens/Hurricanes NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Carolina -161
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina -161
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