Columbus Blue Jackets vs Montreal Canadiens NHL Parlay 11/12/2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Bell Centre is the venue where Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens (9-5-3, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets (6-8-3, 7th in the Metropolitan Division) on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Blue Jackets priced at +144 and the Canadiens are at -160. The over/under has been set at 6. The Blue Jackets cover 35.3% of the time, having gone 6-11 SU. Montreal covers 50.0% of the time, going 8-8 straight up.
The Columbus Blue Jackets head into this game holding a record of 6 wins and 8 losses, putting them at 7th in the Metropolitan Division. Thus far in the season, they have racked up a total of 40 goals which has them at 16th in the East and 31st in the NHL. Their goal differential is -18, putting them at 29th in the NHL. The Blue Jackets have compiled a total of 15 pts, which has them at 25th in the NHL and 13th in the Eastern Conference. Regarding shots on goal, they have compiled a total of 571 which has them at 7th in the East and 12th in the NHL. As a group, Columbus has earned a total of 260 hits which means they are averaging 15.3 per contest. They have compiled a total of 206 blocks for this season. Looking after the net for Columbus is Joonas Korpisalo from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is 25 years old and has totaled 805 mins protecting the goal for the year. Korpisalo is conceding 3.13 GAA which places him at 17th among Eastern Conference goalies and 33rd in the NHL. For the year, he's allowed 42 goals. He holds a save % of .895 which places him at 20th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Columbus Blue Jackets were on the losing side of the ice with a 4 - 2 loss against the Colorado Avalanche in their last contest. The Blue Jackets had a below average offensive outing in this defeat. In this outing, they earned a goal on 2 out of the 41 shots they looked to score on. Moreover, they had 4 power play attempts and scored 1 goal out of those attempts. Columbus ended up with a total of 17 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Blue Jackets sat at 45 and the Corsi against was 36 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 55.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 37 while the Fenwick against was 23, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 61.7%. They earned 19 face-off wins and were beaten on 17 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 60.0% and they had a PDO of 88.3 for this matchup. Regarding their opponent, the Colorado Avalanche racked up 36 shots. They ended the game with 8 minutes in the box and they tallied 2 power play opportunities.
The Canadiens will be looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they have 9 victories and 5 losses. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 5th in the East and 9th in the NHL with +7. They have a total of 60 goals for the season which has them sitting at 5th in the conference. Montreal has a save percentage as a team of .904 which has them sitting 19th in the NHL, which means there should be some opportunities to score. They have a shooting percentage of 10.5% which puts them at 6th in the East. In net for Montreal is Carey Price who is having an average year by allowing 2.71 goals per contest and that ranks him 10th in the Eastern Conference and 21st in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 841 mins he's been on the ice, he has given up 38 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .914, which places him at 11th in the Eastern Conference and 24th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Montreal Canadiens opposed the Los Angeles Kings in a matchup where the Canadiens notched a victory by a tally of 3 - 2. In this game, Montreal earned a 48.4% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 31 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 33. Their Fenwick rate came in at 48.8% by way of having a Fenwick of 21 and the Kings having earned a 22 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Montreal played and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. Their PDO at even strength was 99.7 and they earned an oZS percentage of 48.1%. The Canadiens scored 3 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they tried. They had 6 power play chances in this outing and were able to net 2 out of those chances. Concerning the opposition, the Kings had 3 power play attempts and were able to tally 1 goal. Montreal gave way to 33 shots on goal and the Kings had a total of 12 penalty minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Montreal (-160) and under the total goals
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