Montreal Canadiens at St. Louis Blues NHL Picks & Predictions 1/30/2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at +230 and the Blues at -105.
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Montreal has a record of 20-23-6 this season and on the road they have a record of 8-13-1-1. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 129 goals and given up 156 goals for a point differential of -27. For the season they have an ATS record of 20-29-0 and an over/under record of 21-26-0. St. Louis has a record of 30-18-3 including 17-10-0-0 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 148 goals and surrendered 130 for a goal differential of +18. Their record against the spread is 30-21-0 while their over/under record is 20-31-0.
Valuable Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 20-29-0 straight up this year
The Montreal Canadiens are 21-26-0 against the over/under this season
Important St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 30-21-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 20-31-0 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)
01/25/18 LW Phillip Danault Concussion is out indefinitely
01/15/18 RW Andrew Shaw Lower Body IR (01/14)
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
10/07/17 LW Zachary Sanford Shoulder IR (10/01)
09/27/17 C Robby Fabbri ACL IR (10/01)
Carey Price has 14 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has 1,069 shots against him and he's given up 102 goals. He's made 967 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Max Pacioretty has accumulated 31 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 16 goals this year with 183 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 159 shots. He has 8 assists, giving him a total of 26 points on the season.
Brayden Schenn has scored 50 total points this year for the Blues. He has 21 goals this season with 131 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 19.5 minutes played per game. Carter Hutton has 12 wins and 4 losses this year in goal for the Blues. He has 527 shots against him and he's surrendered 30 goals. He's made 497 saves for a save percentage of 94%. Vladimir Tarasenko averages 19.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 21 goals on 208 shots. He has 25 assists, giving him a total of 46 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canadiens have allowed 157 power play opportunities and have given up 34 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78% this year. That is 24th in the NHL. They average 34 shots per game and as a team shoot 7.79% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 24th in the league. The Canadiens has 46 total points this season, ranking 26th in the NHL in offense. They are 26th in the league with 129 goals while they've given up 156 goals, which is 8th overall. They have had 147 power play opportunities and scored 29 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 17th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Blues are 12th with 148 goals scored while they are 26th in the NHL with 130 goals allowed this year. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.67%. They give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them in 8th place in the league. The Blues have a total of 63 points this year, which is 6th in the NHL. They have 27 power play goals on 167 opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That ranks their power play unit 25th. They've allowed 153 power play opportunities and have given up 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, which is 10th overall.
Montreal has a Corsi percentage of 50.7% as they've tried 3,034 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,946 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 12th in Corsi percentage. They are 13th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 51% as they have 2,221 shots while they've given up 2,131 attempts on defense. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 52.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.4% for the year. That puts them 6th and 25th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,498 face-off wins as opposed to 1,578 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.7%. That is 22nd overall in the NHL. On defense Montreal has 1,254 hits and they've blocked 815 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 1st in the league.
The Blues are 17th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.3% for the season, which is 19th in the NHL. They have 1,528 face-off wins compared to 1,546 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.7%. That is 19th in the league. On defense St. Louis has 1,134 hits and they have blocked 793 shots from the opposition, which is 2nd in the league. St. Louis is 14th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.2% as they've attempted 3,056 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,911 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.3% ranks 9th as they have 2,325 attempts while they have given up 2,118 shots on the defensive end.
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