Montreal Canadiens at Ottawa Senators NHL Picks & Predictions 12/6/2018
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Canadian Tire Centre
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to Canadian Tire Centre to play the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, December 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at -110 and the Senators at -110.
Montreal has a record of 13-10-5 this season. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have scored 88 goals and given up 90 goals for a point differential of -2. For the season they have an ATS record of 12-15-0 and an over/under record of 13-13-0. Ottawa has a record of 12-13-3 this year. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 100 goals and surrendered 114 for a goal differential of -14. Their record against the spread is 12-15-0 while their over/under record is 19-6-0.
Valuable Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 12-15-0 straight up this year
The Montreal Canadiens are 13-13-0 against the over/under this season
Important Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 12-15-0 straight up this year
The Ottawa Senators are 19-6-0 against the over/under this season
Key Montreal Canadiens Injuries
11/12/18 RW Joel Armia Knee is out indefinitely
11/07/18 LW Paul Byron Lower Body IR (11/07)
10/19/18 C Tomas Plekanec Back is out indefinitely
10/03/18 LW Nicolas Deslauriers Facial IR (10/03)
10/01/18 D David Schlemko Knee is out indefinitely
Key Ottawa Senators Injuries
12/05/18 D Maxime Lajoie Undisclosed is questionable Thursday vs Montreal
11/27/18 D Mark Borowiecki Undisclosed IR (11/27)
10/12/18 LW Alex Formenton Concussion IR (10/12)
10/12/18 LW Ryan Dzingel Lower Body is out indefinitely
10/04/18 RW Marian Gaborik Back is out indefinitely
10/01/18 C Jean-Gabriel Pageau Achilles is out indefinitely
Carey Price has 9 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has 626 shots against him and he's given up 63 goals. He's made 563 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Tomas Tatar has accumulated 22 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 11 goals this year with 73 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 11 assists on the season and averages 16.3 minutes played per game. Max Domi averages 17.9 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 13 goals on 68 shots. He has 17 assists, giving him a total of 30 points on the season.
Thomas Chabot has scored 31 total points this year for the Senators. He has 7 goals this season with 77 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 24 minutes played per game. Craig Anderson has 11 wins and 10 losses this year in goal for the Senators. He has 894 shots against him and he's surrendered 86 goals. He's made 808 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Matt Duchene averages 19.2 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 12 goals on 62 shots. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 34 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canadiens have allowed 91 power play opportunities and have given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79% this year. That is 16th in the NHL. They average 34 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.24% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 20th in the league. The Canadiens have 31 total points this season, ranking 14th in the NHL in offense. They are 12th in the league with 88 goals while they've given up 90 goals, which is 8th overall. They have had 96 power play opportunities and scored 14 goals on those chances for a percentage of 15%. That is 29th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Senators are 4th with 100 goals scored while they are 1st in the NHL with 114 goals allowed this year. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.93%. They give up 38 shots per game and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them in 23rd place in the league. The Senators have a total of 27 points this year, which is 24th in the NHL. They have 20 power play goals on 89 opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That ranks their power play unit 13th. They've allowed 82 power play opportunities and have given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 71%, which is 31st overall.
Montreal is 7th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53%, as they've attempted 1,799 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,593 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.1% as they have 1,281 attempts while they have given up 1,179 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 8th in the league. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 54.8% of the time, which is 4th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.2% for the season. That is 27th overall in the NHL. They have 817 face-off wins compared to 920 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47%. That ranks them 29th in the league. On defense Montreal has 761 hits and they have blocked 414 shots from the opposition, putting them 8th overall.
The Senators are 30th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 46.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 53.2% for the season, which is 2nd in the NHL. They have 897 face-off wins compared to 888 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.3%. That is 13th in the league. On defense Ottawa has 534 hits and they have blocked 504 shots from the opposition, which is 1st in the league. Ottawa is 31st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 43.6% as they've attempted 1,502 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,940 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 44.1% ranks 30th as they have 1,134 attempts while they have given up 1,436 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Canadiens/Senators NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Ottawa -110
Guy's Pick: Take Ottawa -110
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