Montreal Canadiens vs. Detroit Red Wings - 1/7/20 NHL Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (-160) Red Wings (+144)
Little Caesars Arena is the site where Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (10-30-3, 8th in the Atlantic Division) will play the Montreal Canadiens (18-17-7, 6th in the Atlantic Division) on Tuesday. The Canadiens open this contest at -160 while the Red Wings are priced at +144. The O/U is set at 6. The Canadiens are covering 40.0% of the time, having gone 16-24 SU. The Red Wings are covering 23.3% of the time, going 10-33 straight up.
The Montreal Canadiens step onto the ice with a record of 18 wins and 17 losses, putting them at 6th in the Atlantic Division. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 132 goals which ranks 9th in the East and 14th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -3, putting them at 18th in the NHL. The Canadiens have earned a total of 43 points, which ranks 24th in the NHL and 12th in the Eastern Conference. When it comes to shots on goal, they have earned a total of 1,485 which ranks 1st in the conference and 2nd in the NHL. As a unit, Montreal currently has a total of 1,083 hits which means they are averaging 25.8 per contest. They have earned a total of 508 blocks for this year. The man looking after the net for Montreal is Carey Price from Farmingville, New York. He is 32 years old and has racked up 1,999 minutes in goal for the season. Price is surrendering an average of 3.00 goals against average which has him ranked 19th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 41st in the NHL among goalies. Over the course of this season, he's allowed 100 goals. He has a save percentage of .902 which has him ranked 22nd among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Montreal Canadiens were on the losing side of the ice with a 3 - 2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins their last time out. The Canadiens had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the defeat. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 2 out of the 28 shots they looked to score on. Moreover, they had 4 power play attempts but didn't net one. Montreal ended up with a total of 15 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Canadiens sat at 43 and the Corsi against was 58 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 42.6%. Their Fenwick was 29 and the Fenwick against sat at 44, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 39.7%. They earned 21 face-off wins and were beaten on 19 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 34.3% and they had a PDO of 99.8 for this matchup. When it comes to their opponent, the Pittsburgh Penguins earned 37 shots. They had a total of 15 minutes in the box and they notched 4 power play chances.
The Red Wings will be the team across the ice and for the current year they sit with 10 wins and 30 defeats. In connection with goal differential, they rank 16th in the Eastern Conference and 31st in the league with -72. They have a total of 92 goals for the year which has them ranked at 16th in the Eastern Conference. Detroit has a save percentage as a team of .883 which has them sitting 31st in the league, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They are shooting 7.6% which is good for 16th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for Detroit is Jonathan Bernier who is having a bad year by allowing 3.04 goals per game and that places him 20th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 43rd in the NHL. In the 1,419 minutes he's been on the ice this year, he's given up 72 goals. He has a save % of .904, which ranks him 18th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 38th in the NHL.
The Detroit Red Wings went up against the Chicago Blackhawks in a game where the Red Wings were on the wrong end of the score by a tally of 4 - 2. While out there on the ice, Detroit earned a 44.0% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 40 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 51. They had a Fenwick percentage of 47.6% by way of having a Fenwick of 30 and the Blackhawks earning a 33 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Detroit played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. Their PDO was 85.3 and they had an oZS percentage of 45.0%. The Red Wings converted 2 goals out of the 21 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing and netted 1 out of those tries. Regarding their opponent, the Blackhawks had 3 power play attempts but didn't put the puck in goal. Detroit gave up 27 shots on goal and the Blackhawks racked up a total of 6 minutes in the box.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Detroit (+144) and under the total goals
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