San Jose Sharks at Montreal Canadiens NHL Picks & Predictions 12/2/2018
Sunday, December 2, 2018
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The San Jose Sharks head to Bell Centre to take on the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday, December 2, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Sharks at -159 and the Canadiens at +123.
San Jose has a record of 12-9-5 this year. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've tallied 80 goals and surrendered 82 goals for a point differential of -2. For the year they have an ATS mark of 12-14-0 and an over/under record of 15-11-0. Montreal has a record of 11-9-5 this season. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They have scored 77 goals and given up 83 for a goal differential of -6. Their record against the spread is 11-14-0 while their over/under mark is 12-12-0.
Valuable San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 12-14-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 15-11-0 against the over/under this season
Important Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 11-14-0 straight up this year
The Montreal Canadiens are 12-12-0 against the over/under this season
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
11/28/18 RW Timo Meier Upper Body is questionable Saturday vs Ottawa
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
Logan Couture has scored 25 total points this year for the Sharks. He has 8 goals this season with 66 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 17 assists on the year and averages 19.3 minutes played per contest. Brent Burns averages 23.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 4% by tallying 3 goals on 80 attempts. He has 23 assists, giving him a total of 26 points on the year. Martin Jones has 9 wins and 5 losses this season in goal for the Sharks. He has 471 shots against him and he's surrendered 51 goals. He's made 420 stops for a save percentage of 89%.
Tomas Tatar has 19 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 10 goals this year with 65 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 9 assists on the year and averages 16.6 minutes played per contest. Max Domi averages 18 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by scoring 11 goals on 56 attempts. He has 15 assists, giving him a total of 26 points on the year. Carey Price has 7 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has 545 shots against him and he's given up 56 goals. He's made 489 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks have 29 total points this year, which is 15th in the NHL. They've scored 80 goals while giving up 82 scores, which has them ranked 15th and 9th respectively. They have had 85 power play chances and scored 19 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That is 12th in the league. The Sharks have given up 79 power play opportunities and surrendered 11 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%, ranking them 2nd when short-handed. They average 35 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.69% for the year. They allow 29 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 89%, which is 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canadiens are 18th in the league with a total of 27 points this season. They have 13 power play goals on 90 chances for a percentage of 14%. That is 29th in the NHL. They've given up 82 power play opportunities and surrendered 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking 15th overall. As a team, the Canadiens are 17th with a total of 77 goals scored while they've given up 83 goals this season, ranking 7th in goals against. They average 33 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 90%, putting them 23rd overall in the NHL.
San Jose is 3rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 55.2%, as they've attempted 1,734 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,405 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 55.5% as they have 1,325 attempts while they have given up 1,063 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 2nd in the league. The Sharks 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 28th overall in the NHL. They have 764 face-off wins compared to 789 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.2%. That ranks them 20th in the league. On defense San Jose has 463 hits and they have blocked 342 shots from the opposition, putting them 23rd overall.
The Canadiens are 5th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 54.5% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 45.5% for the season, which is 27th in the NHL. They have 730 face-off wins compared to 844 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.4%. That is 31st in the league. On defense Montreal has 657 hits and they have blocked 370 shots from the opposition, which is 10th in the league. Montreal is 7th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.5% as they've attempted 1,580 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,429 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.4% ranks 8th as they have 1,120 attempts while they have given up 1,059 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Sharks/Canadiens NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take San Jose -159
Tony's Pick: Take San Jose -159
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