New Jersey Devils vs Montreal Canadiens NHL Tips 11/16/2019
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+104) Canadiens (-115)
MacKenzie Blackwood and the New Jersey Devils (5-8-4, 8th in the Metropolitan Division) are headed to Bell Centre on Saturday where they'll take on the Montreal Canadiens (10-5-3, 2nd in the Atlantic Division). The Canadiens open this game at -115 while the Devils are coming in at +104. The O/U has been set at 6.5. The Devils cover 25.0% of the time, having gone 4-12 SU. The Canadiens cover 50.0% of the time, going 8-8 straight up.
The New Jersey Devils step onto the ice holding a record of 5 victories and 8 losses, which is good for 8th in the Metropolitan Division. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 43 goals which puts them at 15th in the conference and 30th in the league. Their goal differential is -19, which is good for 29th in the league. The Devils have earned a total of 14 pts, which puts them at 31st in the league and 16th in the conference. With reference to shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 492 which puts them at 15th in the East and 30th in the league. As a team, New Jersey has earned a total of 216 hits which has them averaging 12.7 per game. They have earned a total of 158 blocks for the season. In net for New Jersey is MacKenzie Blackwood from Vancouver, British Columbia. He is 23 years old and has totaled 695 mins in goal this year. Blackwood is allowing an average of 2.94 GAA which has him sitting 11th among East goalies and 25th in the NHL among goalies. So far this year, he's given up 34 goals. His save % is .895 which has him sitting 19th among East goalies.
The New Jersey Devils were on the losing side of the ice with a 4 - 2 loss against the Ottawa Senators in their last game. The Devils offense left a lot to be desired in the loss. In this game, they earned a goal on 2 out of the 23 shots they tried. In addition, they had 3 power play chances but weren't able to score. New Jersey earned a total of 2 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Devils was 33 and the Corsi against was 41 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 44.6%. Their Fenwick was 26 and the Fenwick against at even strength was 34, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 43.3%. They took 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 22 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 56.5% and they had a PDO of 91.8 for this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Ottawa Senators earned a total of 25 shots. They ended the game with 6 penalty minutes and they notched 1 power play chance.
The Canadiens will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the current year they sit with 10 victories and 5 losses. in respect to goal differential, they currently sit 6th in the East and 10th in the NHL with +7. They currently have a total of 62 goals for the year which ranks 6th in the East. Montreal has a save percentage as a team of .906 which has them sitting 15th in the NHL, which means scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.3% which puts them at 6th in the conference. In goal for Montreal is Carey Price who is having an average year by giving up 2.65 GAA and that places him 8th in the East and 18th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 905 mins he's been on the ice this year, he has surrendered 40 goals. He holds a save percentage of .916, which has him ranking 6th in the East and 13th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Montreal Canadiens opposed the Columbus Blue Jackets in a game where the Canadiens took home the victory by a score of 3 - 2. For this game, Montreal wound up with a 59.5% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 50 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 34. Their Fenwick rate came in at 55.4% by notching a Fenwick of 31 and the Blue Jackets earning a 25 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Montreal played and we'd say they played an average game. They had a PDO at even strength of 99.5 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 61.3%. The Canadiens converted 3 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Blue Jackets had 3 power play chances but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Montreal gave way to 35 shots on goal and the Blue Jackets ended up with 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal (-115)
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