Montreal Canadiens vs Arizona Coyotes NHL Picks & Predictions 10/30/2019
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Gila River Arena
Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens (5-4-2, 6th in the Atlantic Division) travel to Gila River Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Arizona Coyotes (7-3-1, 4th in the Pacific Division). The moneyline on this game has the Canadiens coming in at +113 and the Coyotes are at -125. The over/under opens at 6. The Canadiens cover 40.0% of the time, having gone 4-6 SU. Arizona is covering 60.0% of the time, going 6-4 straight up.
The Montreal Canadiens head into this matchup with a record of 5 victories and 4 defeats, which puts them at 6th in the Atlantic Division. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 40 goals which puts them at 5th in the East and 7th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +5, which puts them at 11th in the NHL. The Canadiens have compiled a total of 12 pts, which puts them at 19th in the NHL and 10th in the East. When discussing shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 378 which puts them at 7th in the conference and 11th in the NHL. As a unit, Montreal has collected a total of 203 hits which means they are averaging 18.5 per contest. They have compiled a total of 116 blocks for this season. The man looking after the goal for Montreal is Carey Price from Farmingville, New York. He is 32 years old and has totaled 543 minutes in net this season. Price is surrendering an average of 2.76 goals against average which ranks him 10th in the Eastern Conference and 23rd among goaltenders in the NHL. So far this year, he's allowed 25 goals. His save % is .907 which ranks him 15th in the Eastern Conference.
The Montreal Canadiens had a good night with a 5 - 2 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs in their last contest. The Canadiens had a solid offensive outing in this victory. In their game, they converted 5 of the 38 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 2 power play chances and scored 1 goal out of those attempts. Montreal earned a total of 2 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Canadiens sat at 51 and the Corsi against was 43 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 54.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 38 and the Fenwick against sat at 30, which earned them a rate of 55.9%. They won 28 face-off wins at even strength and lost 26 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 36.1% and they had a PDO of 106.0 for this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Toronto Maple Leafs tallied 31 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 4 penalty minutes and they notched 1 power play opportunity.
The Coyotes will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the campaign they sit with 7 wins and 3 losses. in respect to goal differential, they are ranked 4th in the Western Conference and 7th in the NHL with +9. They currently have a total of 33 goals for the season which has them at 8th in the West. Arizona has a team save percentage of .927 which has them sitting 2nd in the NHL, meaning scoring opportunities may be scarce. They have a shooting percentage of 9.5% which puts them at 6th in the conference. In net for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper who is having a solid season by surrendering only 1.87 goals against average and that ranks him 2nd among West goaltenders and 3rd in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 481 minutes he's been on the ice this year, he has surrendered 15 goals. He holds a save percentage of .933, which has him ranked 3rd among West goaltenders and 4th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Arizona Coyotes went up against the Buffalo Sabres in an outing where the Coyotes took home the win by a final score of 3 - 2. For this game, Arizona wound up with a 55.2% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 53 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 43. They had a Fenwick percentage of 55.4% with a Fenwick of 46 and the Sabres ending the game with a 37 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Arizona played and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. They had a PDO of 98.6 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 67.7%. The Coyotes converted 3 goals out of the 44 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play opportunities in this outing and netted 1 out of those chances. On the other side of the ice, the Sabres had 2 power play chances and used that advantage to score 1 goal. Arizona conceded 26 shots on goal and the Sabres had 4 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Montreal (+113)
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