Montreal Canadiens vs Philadelphia Flyers NHL Betting Tips 11/7/2019
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Wells Fargo Center
Wells Fargo Center is the site where Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (7-5-2, 5th in the Metropolitan Division) will take on the Montreal Canadiens (8-5-2, 5th in the Atlantic Division) on Thursday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Canadiens coming in at +113 and the Flyers are at -125. The over/under opens at 6.5. The Canadiens are covering 50.0% of the time, having gone 7-7 SU. Philadelphia covers 46.2% of the time, going 6-7 straight up.
The Montreal Canadiens head into this game holding a record of 8 victories and 5 losses, which is good for 5th in the Atlantic Division. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 55 goals which ranks them 4th in the Eastern Conference and 5th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +7, which is good for 8th in the NHL. The Canadiens currently have a total of 18 pts, which ranks them 16th in the NHL and 8th in the conference. When looking at shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 510 which ranks them 2nd in the conference and 6th in the NHL. As a unit, Montreal currently has a total of 295 hits which means they are averaging 19.7 per game. They currently have a total of 170 blocks for this season. The man looking after the net for Montreal is Carey Price from Farmingville, New York. He is 32 years old and has racked up 720 mins minding the goal for the year. Price is giving up an average of 2.75 goals against average which has him sitting 7th among Eastern Conference goalies and 19th among goalies in the NHL. For the year, he's allowed 33 goals. He holds a save percentage of .910 which has him sitting 10th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Montreal Canadiens came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5 - 4 win against the Boston Bruins in their previous contest. The Canadiens had a solid offensive output in this win. For this game, they netted 5 out of the 31 shots they put on net. They also had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Montreal ended up with a total of 4 penalty minutes for this outing. The Corsi for the Canadiens sat at 48 and the Corsi against was 48 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 50.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 37 and the Fenwick against was 27, giving them a rate of 57.8%. They earned 19 face-off wins and were beaten on 32 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 50.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 105.0 for this game. Regarding their opponent, the Boston Bruins racked up 25 shots. They had a total of 4 penalty mins and they tallied 2 power play attempts.
The Flyers will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the current year they have 7 victories and 5 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 10th in the conference and 17th in the league with +2. They currently have a total of 46 goals for the season which ranks 8th in the East. Philadelphia has a team save % of .889 which has them sitting 24th in the league, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They are shooting 9.5% which puts them at 12th in the conference. In net for Philadelphia is Carter Hart who is having a tough campaign by surrendering 2.93 goals per game and that has him ranked 12th among East goaltenders and 26th in the NHL. In the 450 minutes he's been on the ice this season, he's surrendered 22 goals. He holds a save percentage of .885, which has him placed 24th among East goaltenders and 41st in the NHL.
The Philadelphia Flyers squared up with the Carolina Hurricanes in an outing where the Flyers got the win by a tally of 4 - 1. While out there on the ice, Philadelphia went home with a 32.8% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 21 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 43. Their Fenwick percentage was 32.0% by notching a Fenwick of 16 and the Hurricanes ending the game with a 34 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Philadelphia played and it tells us that they played really well in this game. Their PDO at even strength was 114.6 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 33.6%. The Flyers converted 4 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play attempts in this game and were able to convert 1 out of those tries. Regarding their opponent, the Hurricanes had 3 power play chances but didn't put the puck in goal. Philadelphia gave way to 34 shots on goal and the Hurricanes had 6 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Montreal (+113) and over 2.5 total goals
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