Los Angeles Kings vs Montreal Canadiens NHL Tips 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens (8-5-3, 4th in the Atlantic Division) host the Los Angeles Kings (5-10-1, 8th in the Pacific Division) at Bell Centre on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The Canadiens open this contest at -185 while the Kings are coming in at +166. The O/U opens at 6.5. The Kings cover 31.3% of the time, having gone 5-11 SU. The Canadiens cover 46.7% of the time, going 7-8 straight up.
The Los Angeles Kings head into this game holding a record of 5 victories and 10 losses, which puts them at 8th in the Pacific Division. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 41 goals which has them sitting at 14th in the conference and 27th in the league. Their goal differential is -22, which puts them at 30th in the league. The Kings have earned a total of 11 pts, which has them sitting at 30th in the league and 15th in the West. In connection with shots on goal, they have earned a total of 573 which has them sitting at 3rd in the West and 3rd in the league. As a group, Los Angeles has racked up a total of 256 hits which means they are averaging 16 per game. They have earned a total of 169 blocks for this year. Protecting the goal for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick from Milford, Connecticut. He is 34 years old and has been on the ice a total of 532 mins defending the net for the year. Quick is allowing an average of 4.40 goals per game which ranks him 25th among Western Conference goaltenders and 51st among goalies in the NHL. So far this season, he's given up 39 goals. He holds a save percentage of .859 which ranks him 24th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Los Angeles Kings will need a bounce back game after taking a 3 - 2 loss against the Ottawa Senators in their last contest. The Kings didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. For this game, they finished 2 of the 28 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Los Angeles had 4 penalty mins while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Kings sat at 40 and the Corsi against was 48 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 45.5%. Their Fenwick was 33 while the Fenwick against was 37, meaning they had a rate of 47.1%. They earned 24 face-off wins at even strength and lost 28 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 46.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 97.6 in this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Ottawa Senators earned a total of 33 shots. They finished with a total of 4 minutes in the box and they tallied 2 power play opportunities.
The Canadiens are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 8 victories and 5 losses. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 5th in the East and 9th in the league with +6. They have earned a total of 57 goals for this season which is 3rd in the conference. Montreal has a team save % of .902 which has them sitting 19th in the league, meaning scoring chances could present themselves. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.7% which is good for 6th in the East. In net for Montreal is Carey Price who is having an average campaign by surrendering 2.77 goals per contest and that has him 8th in the East and 21st in the NHL among goalies. In the 781 minutes he's played this season, he's given up 36 goals. His save % is .912, which has him placed 12th in the East and 25th in the NHL among goalies.
The Montreal Canadiens faced off against the Philadelphia Flyers in a matchup where the Canadiens took the defeat by a mark of 3 - 2. For this matchup, Montreal went home with a 45.2% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 33 and their opponent having a Corsi of 40. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 40.7% by earning a Fenwick of 22 and the Flyers having a 32 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Montreal had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. Their PDO at even strength was 100.3 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 57.7%. The Canadiens scored 2 goals of the 24 shots on goal they took. They had 0 power play chances in this game but didn't put one in the back of the net. Regarding the opposition, the Flyers had 6 power play opportunities but were not able to score a goal. Montreal gave way to 43 shots on goal and the Flyers had a total of 0 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal (-185)
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