Montreal Canadiens at New Jersey Devils NHL Picks & Predictions 3/6/2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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The Montreal Canadiens head to Prudential Center to take on the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Canadiens at +140 and the Devils at -155.
Montreal has a record of 25-29-11 this year and away from home they have a record of 9-19-3-1. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 167 goals and surrendered 200 goals for a point differential of -33. For the year they have an ATS mark of 25-40-0 and an over/under record of 27-36-0. New Jersey has a record of 33-25-8 including 17-13-3-1 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 193 goals and have given up 199 for a goal differential of -6. Their record against the spread is 33-33-0 while their over/under mark is 32-32-0.
Valuable Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 25-40-0 straight up this year
The Montreal Canadiens are 27-36-0 against the over/under this season
Important New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 33-33-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 32-32-0 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)
03/03/18 LW Charles Hudon Hand is "?" Tuesday vs New Jersey
03/03/18 LW Max Pacioretty Lower Body is "?" Tuesday vs New Jersey
03/03/18 D Victor Mete Hand is "?" Tuesday vs New Jersey
03/03/18 D Rinat Valiev Acquired is "?" Tuesday vs New Jersey
02/23/18 GO Carey Price Concussion IR (02/20)
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
01/25/18 LW Marcus Johansson Concussion IR (01/23)
01/22/18 C Brian Gibbons Thumb IR (01/20)
Brendan Gallagher has scored 40 total points this year for the Canadiens. He has 23 goals this season with 215 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 17 assists on the year and averages 15.7 minutes played per contest. Max Pacioretty averages 19 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. Antti Niemi has 4 wins and 6 losses this season in goal for the Canadiens. He has 466 shots against him and he's surrendered 45 goals. He's made 421 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Taylor Hall has 72 total points this season for the Devils. He has 30 goals this year with 222 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 42 assists on the year and averages 19.1 minutes played per contest. Nico Hischier averages 16.3 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 13 goals on 143 attempts. He has 28 assists, giving him a total of 41 points on the year. Cory Schneider has 17 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has 1,164 shots against him and he's given up 102 goals. He's made 1,062 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canadiens have 61 total points this year, which is 26th in the NHL. They've scored 167 goals while giving up 200 scores, which has them ranked 29th and 8th respectively. They have had 195 power play chances and scored 40 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 13th in the league. The Canadiens have given up 208 power play opportunities and surrendered 47 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking them 25th when short-handed. They average 34 shots per contest and as a team shoot 7.66% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils are 17th in the league with a total of 74 points this season. They have 41 power play goals on 202 chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 16th in the NHL. They've given up 216 power play opportunities and surrendered 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking 9th overall. As a team, the Devils are 15th with a total of 193 goals scored while they've given up 199 goals this season, ranking 11th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.29%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 21st overall in the NHL.
Montreal is 16th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.2%, as they've attempted 4,035 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,002 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 50.6% as they have 2,950 attempts while they have given up 2,884 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 12th in the league. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 52.4% of the time, which is 9th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.6% for the season. That is 22nd overall in the NHL. They have 1,906 face-off wins compared to 2,073 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.9%. That ranks them 28th in the league. On defense Montreal has 1,661 hits and they have blocked 1,118 shots from the opposition, putting them 1st overall.
The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 49.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.7% for the year. That ranks them 24th and 9th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,889 face-off wins as opposed to 2,129 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47%. That is 30th in the league. On defense New Jersey has 1,459 hits and they've blocked 939 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 20th in blocked shots. New Jersey is ranked 22nd in Corsi percentage with 48.9% as they've tried 3,667 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,839 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 17th in the NHL at 49.6%, as they have 2,852 shots while they've given up 2,900 attempts on defense.
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