Pittsburgh Penguins at Montreal Canadiens NHL Picks & Predictions 10/13/2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
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The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at -167 and the Canadiens at +125.
Pittsburgh has a record of 2-1-0 this season. They are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They have scored 12 goals and given up 13 goals for a point differential of -1. For the season they have an ATS record of 2-1-0 and an over/under record of 1-1-0. Montreal has a record of 1-1-1 this year. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 7 goals and surrendered 7 for a goal differential of 0. Their record against the spread is 1-2-0 while their over/under record is 0-2-0.
Valuable Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 2-1-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Important Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 1-2-0 straight up this year
The Montreal Canadiens are 0-2-0 against the over/under this season
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/11/18 GO Matt Murray Concussion is out indefinitely
10/04/18 GO Tristan Jarry Lower Body is out indefinitely
Key Montreal Canadiens Injuries
10/03/18 LW Nicolas Deslauriers Facial IR (10/03)
10/01/18 D David Schlemko Knee is out indefinitely
10/01/18 D Shea Weber Knee is out indefinitely
Matt Murray has 65 shots against him and he's given up 11 goals. He's made 54 saves for a save percentage of 83%. Sidney Crosby has accumulated 3 total points this season for the Penguins. He has a total of 3 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Kris Letang averages 24.7 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 29% by scoring 2 goals on 7 shots. He has 2 assists, giving him a total of 4 points on the season.
Paul Byron has scored 4 total points this year for the Canadiens. He has 2 goals this season with 9 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 22%. He has a total of 2 assists on the season and averages 15.3 minutes played per game. Carey Price has 77 shots against him and he's surrendered 7 goals. He's made 70 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Max Domi averages 16.3 minutes of ice time per game. He has 3 assists, giving him a total of 3 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins have allowed 7 power play opportunities and have given up no goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 100% this year. That is 2nd in the NHL. They average 28 shots per game and as a team shoot 14.12% for the season. They allow 34 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 87%, which is ranked 23rd in the league. The Penguins have 4 total points this season, ranking 13th in the NHL in offense. They are 13th in the league with 12 goals while they've given up 13 goals, which is 13th overall. They have had 10 power play opportunities and scored 2 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 16th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Canadiens are 26th with 7 goals scored while they are 25th in the NHL with 7 goals allowed this year. They average 35 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 6.67%. They give up 26 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 14th place in the league. The Canadiens have a total of 3 points this year, which is 21st in the NHL. They have 1 power play goal on 11 opportunities for a percentage of 9%. That ranks their power play unit 24th. They've allowed 9 power play opportunities and have given up 1 goal on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 89%, which is 8th overall.
Pittsburgh is 16th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.7%, as they've attempted 172 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 174 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 48.8% as they have 122 attempts while they have given up 128 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 18th in the league. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 38% of the time, which is 30th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 62% for the season. That is 2nd overall in the NHL. They have 107 face-off wins compared to 86 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 55.4%. That ranks them 3rd in the league. On defense Pittsburgh has 78 hits and they have blocked 46 shots from the opposition, putting them 18th overall.
The Canadiens are 3rd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 61% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 39% for the season, which is 29th in the NHL. They have 74 face-off wins compared to 112 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 39.8%. That is 31st in the league. On defense Montreal has 102 hits and they have blocked 49 shots from the opposition, which is 15th in the league. Montreal is 6th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 54.9% as they've attempted 191 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 157 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 56.1% ranks 7th as they have 138 attempts while they have given up 108 shots on the defensive end.
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