Philadelphia Flyers vs Montreal Canadiens NHL Tips 11/30/2019
Game: Philadelphia Flyers vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Flyers (+122) Canadiens (-135)
Carter Hart and the Philadelphia Flyers (13-7-5, 5th in the Metropolitan Division) head to Bell Centre on Saturday where they'll meet the Montreal Canadiens (11-9-5, 4th in the Atlantic Division). The line on this game has the Flyers priced at +122 and the Canadiens are at -135. The over/under has been set at 6.5. The Flyers cover 45.5% of the time, having gone 10-12 SU. The Canadiens cover 39.1% of the time, going 9-14 straight up.
The Philadelphia Flyers come into this matchup with a record of 13 wins and 7 defeats, which is good for 5th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this season, they have converted a total of 72 goals which puts them at 10th in the East and 16th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +3, which is good for 14th in the NHL. The Flyers currently have a total of 31 points, which puts them at 9th in the NHL and 5th in the conference. When it comes to shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 830 which puts them at 6th in the Eastern Conference and 10th in the NHL. As a unit, Philadelphia has obtained a total of 404 hits which means they are averaging 16.2 per contest. They currently have a total of 232 blocks for the season. Looking after the net for Philadelphia is Carter Hart from Lulea, Sweden. He is 21 years old and has played 852 mins protecting the net this year. Hart is surrendering an average of 2.54 goals per contest which ranks him 5th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 11th among goalies in the NHL. For the season, he's allowed 36 goals. He holds a save % of .900 which ranks him 20th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Philadelphia Flyers were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in their previous game. The Flyers had a middle of the road offensive output in the win. In this game, they scored on 3 out of the 22 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 5 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal out of those tries. Philadelphia earned a total of 2 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Flyers sat at 27 and the Corsi against was 33 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 45.0%. Their Fenwick was 17 and the Fenwick against was 27, which means they had a rate of 38.6%. They won 19 face-off wins at even strength and lost 19 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 59.3% and they had a PDO of 108.2 in this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Columbus Blue Jackets racked up a total of 30 shots. They had 20 minutes in the box and they earned 1 power play attempt.
The Canadiens are the team looking to add points to their total and for the year they have 11 victories and 9 losses. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 11th in the East and 21st in the NHL with -5. They have earned a total of 83 goals for this season which ranks them 7th in the conference. Montreal has a team save % of .890 which has them sitting 25th in the NHL, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.5% which is good for 10th in the conference. In goal for Montreal is Carey Price who is having a rough year by giving up 3.19 goals per contest and that places him 19th among East goaltenders and 40th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,223 mins he's been on the ice this year, he's given up 65 goals. He has a save percentage of .897, which has him ranking 21st among East goaltenders and 38th among goalies in the NHL.
The Montreal Canadiens faced off against the New Jersey Devils in a game where the Canadiens took the loss by a mark of 6 - 4. For this game, Montreal wound up with a 64.6% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 73 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 40. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 62.8% by earning a Fenwick of 54 and the Devils having earned a 32 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Montreal had and it was a good performance overall. Their PDO was 85.8 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 54.5%. The Canadiens notched 4 goals of the 48 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Devils had 3 power play attempts but didn't put the puck in goal. Montreal gave up 35 shots on goal and the Devils had 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal (-135)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Tonight's NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.