Ottawa Senators at Montreal Canadiens NHL Picks & Predictions 2/4/2018
Sunday, February 4, 2018
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The Ottawa Senators travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday, February 4, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Senators at +140 and the Canadiens at -155.
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Ottawa has a record of 16-24-9 this season and on the road they have a record of 6-13-4-2. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 127 goals and given up 169 goals for a point differential of -42. For the season they have an ATS record of 16-33-0 and an over/under record of 24-25-0. Montreal has a record of 20-25-6 including 12-10-5-1 at home this season. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 130 goals and surrendered 161 for a goal differential of -31. Their record against the spread is 20-31-0 while their over/under record is 21-28-0.
Valuable Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 16-33-0 straight up this year
The Ottawa Senators are 24-25-0 against the over/under this season
Important Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 20-31-0 straight up this year
The Montreal Canadiens are 21-28-0 against the over/under this season
Key Ottawa Senators Injuries
11/17/17 D Chris Wideman Hamstring IR (11/16)
02/02/18 RW Bobby Ryan Hand left last game, is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Philadelphia and is doubtful Sunday vs Montreal
01/30/18 C Gabriel Dumont Ankle IR (01/28)
01/29/18 RW Mark Stone Knee IR (01/21)
Key Montreal Canadiens Injuries
12/18/17 D Shea Weber Foot IR (12/17)
10/22/17 RW Ales Hemsky Concussion IR (10/20)
02/02/18 GO Carey Price None will not start in goal Saturday vs Anaheim
01/25/18 LW Phillip Danault Concussion IR (01/12)
01/15/18 RW Andrew Shaw Lower Body IR (01/14)
Craig Anderson has 12 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Senators. He has 1,100 shots against him and he's given up 107 goals. He's made 993 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Erik Karlsson has accumulated 34 total points this season for the Senators. He has 5 goals this year with 119 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 4%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 26.4 minutes played per game. Mike Hoffman averages 18.2 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 12 goals on 162 shots. He has 20 assists, giving him a total of 32 points on the season.
Max Pacioretty has scored 31 total points this year for the Canadiens. He has 16 goals this season with 189 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. Carey Price has 14 wins and 19 losses this year in goal for the Canadiens. He has 1,129 shots against him and he's surrendered 106 goals. He's made 1,023 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Brendan Gallagher averages 15.4 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 18 goals on 166 shots. He has 9 assists, giving him a total of 27 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Senators have allowed 144 power play opportunities and have given up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75% this year. That is 28th in the NHL. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.61% for the season. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 26th in the league. The Senators has 41 total points this season, ranking 29th in the NHL in offense. They are 29th in the league with 127 goals while they've given up 169 goals, which is 4th overall. They have had 157 power play opportunities and scored 25 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. That is 28th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Canadiens are 28th with 130 goals scored while they are 8th in the NHL with 161 goals allowed this year. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.57%. They give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them in 24th place in the league. The Canadiens have a total of 46 points this year, which is 28th in the NHL. They have 30 power play goals on 151 opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That ranks their power play unit 16th. They've allowed 163 power play opportunities and have given up 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, which is 23rd overall.
Ottawa is 26th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.7%, as they've attempted 2,771 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,033 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47.9% as they have 2,048 attempts while they have given up 2,232 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 27th in the league. The Senators start possessions in the offensive zone 50.7% of the time, which is 15th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.3% for the season. That is 18th overall in the NHL. They have 1,547 face-off wins compared to 1,440 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.8%. That ranks them 9th in the league. On defense Ottawa has 1,166 hits and they have blocked 801 shots from the opposition, putting them 5th overall.
The Canadiens are 9th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52.4% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47.6% for the season, which is 22nd in the NHL. They have 1,532 face-off wins compared to 1,650 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.1%. That is 27th in the league. On defense Montreal has 1,331 hits and they have blocked 851 shots from the opposition, which is 1st in the league. Montreal is 12th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.7% as they've attempted 3,154 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,073 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 50.9% ranks 13th as they have 2,308 attempts while they have given up 2,222 shots on the defensive end.
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