Montreal Canadiens at Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks & Predictions 1/8/2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Montreal Canadiens head to Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The opening line for this contest has the Canadiens at -125 and the Red Wings at +105.
Montreal has a record of 22-15-5 this year. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've tallied 131 goals and surrendered 132 goals for a point differential of -1. For the year they have an ATS mark of 22-20-0 and an over/under record of 21-20-0. Detroit has a record of 16-21-7 this season. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They have scored 124 goals and given up 151 for a goal differential of -27. Their record against the spread is 16-27-0 while their over/under mark is 23-18-0.
Valuable Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 22-20-0 straight up this year
The Montreal Canadiens are 21-20-0 against the over/under this season
Important Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 16-27-0 straight up this year
The Detroit Red Wings are 23-18-0 against the over/under this season
Key Montreal Canadiens Injuries
12/26/18 D David Schlemko Upper Body IR (12/26)
01/03/19 RW Andrew Shaw Neck IR (01/03)
Key Detroit Red Wings Injuries
12/14/18 D Mike Green Ankle is OUT 3-5 weeks
12/06/18 D Danny DeKeyser Upper Body is OUT 4-6 weeks
01/06/19 C Michael Rasmussen Lower Body is OUT Sunday vs Washington
01/04/19 D Trevor Daley Foot is out indefinitely
Max Domi has scored 38 total points this year for the Canadiens. He has 14 goals this season with 96 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 24 assists on the year and averages 17.7 minutes played per contest. Tomas Tatar averages 16.5 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by tallying 14 goals on 105 attempts. He has 17 assists, giving him a total of 31 points on the year. Carey Price has 16 wins and 11 losses this season in goal for the Canadiens. He has 932 shots against him and he's surrendered 86 goals. He's made 846 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Andreas Athanasiou has 25 total points this season for the Red Wings. He has 15 goals this year with 110 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 10 assists on the year and averages 16.4 minutes played per contest. Dylan Larkin averages 21.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 18 goals on 167 attempts. He has 23 assists, giving him a total of 41 points on the year. Jimmy Howard has 11 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Red Wings. He has 932 shots against him and he's given up 77 goals. He's made 855 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canadiens have 49 total points this year, which is 14th in the NHL. They've scored 131 goals while giving up 132 scores, which has them ranked 12th and 10th respectively. They have had 138 power play chances and scored 18 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 13%. That is 30th in the league. The Canadiens have given up 135 power play opportunities and surrendered 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking them 24th when short-handed. They average 34 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.15% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Wings are 24th in the league with a total of 39 points this season. They have 19 power play goals on 112 chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 21st in the NHL. They've given up 147 power play opportunities and surrendered 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking 20th overall. As a team, the Red Wings are 17th with a total of 124 goals scored while they've given up 151 goals this season, ranking 3rd in goals against. They average 29 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.82%. As a unit they give up 34 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 17th overall in the NHL.
Montreal is 4th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.5%, as they've attempted 2,718 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,366 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.6% as they have 1,948 attempts while they have given up 1,755 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 6th in the league. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 53.4% of the time, which is 8th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.6% for the season. That is 24th overall in the NHL. They have 1,220 face-off wins compared to 1,360 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.3%. That ranks them 30th in the league. On defense Montreal has 1,149 hits and they have blocked 611 shots from the opposition, putting them 13th overall.
The Red Wings are 24th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.4% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.6% for the season, which is 8th in the NHL. They have 1,456 face-off wins compared to 1,359 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.7%. That is 7th in the league. On defense Detroit has 923 hits and they have blocked 596 shots from the opposition, which is 16th in the league. Detroit is 28th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46% as they've attempted 2,315 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,714 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 45.4% ranks 28th as they have 1,762 attempts while they have given up 2,118 shots on the defensive end.
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