Canadiens vs Bruins Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/12/2020
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Boston Bruins
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+179) Bruins (-199)
Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins (34-11-12, 1st in the Atlantic Division) play the Montreal Canadiens (27-24-7, 5th in the Atlantic Division) at TD Garden on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The Canadiens open this contest at +179 while the Bruins are coming in at -199. The over/under opens at 5.5. The Canadiens cover 42.6% of the time, having gone 23-31 SU. The Bruins cover 59.7% of the time, going 34-23 straight up.
The Montreal Canadiens step onto the ice holding a record of 27 victories and 24 defeats, putting them at 5th in the Atlantic Division. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 175 goals which has them at 9th in the conference and 14th in the NHL. Their goal differential is 0, putting them at 19th in the NHL. The Canadiens have earned a total of 61 pts, which has them at 20th in the NHL and 11th in the conference. Regarding shots on goal, they have earned a total of 1,995 which has them at 1st in the conference and 1st in the NHL. As a team, Montreal has a total of 1,467 hits which has them averaging 25.3 per contest. They have earned a total of 667 blocks for this year. The goalie for Montreal is Carey Price from Farmingville, New York. He is 32 years old and has totaled 2,781 mins minding the net for the campaign. Price is conceding 2.70 goals per contest which ranks him 13th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 21st in the NHL. During this year, he has allowed 125 goals. He has a save % of .913 which ranks him 12th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Montreal Canadiens will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3 - 2 defeat to the Arizona Coyotes in their previous game. The Canadiens didn't have a great showing offensively in the loss. For this matchup, they netted 2 of the 28 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 6 power play opportunities but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Montreal had a total of 12 penalty minutes for this outing. The Corsi for the Canadiens was 41 and the Corsi against was 39 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 51.3%. Their Fenwick was 35 and the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 29, which earned them a rate of 54.7%. They took 20 face-off wins and lost 22 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 53.6% and they had a PDO of 100.0 for this matchup. Concerning opponent stats, the Arizona Coyotes tallied 34 shots. They finished with a total of 12 penalty minutes and they had 6 power play chances.
The Bruins will be looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they have 34 victories and 11 defeats. in respect to goal differential, they are currently ranked 1st in the Eastern Conference and 1st in the NHL with +52. They have earned a total of 188 goals for the year which ranks them 5th in the conference. Boston has a team save % of .921 which currently has them sitting 1st in the NHL, which means scoring opportunities may be scarce. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.3% putting them at 6th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for Boston is Tuukka Rask who is having an average campaign by surrendering 2.14 goals against average and that ranks him 1st among East goaltenders and 1st in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,876 mins he has played this year, he has allowed 67 goals. He holds a save % of .929, which has him ranked 3rd among East goaltenders and 3rd in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Boston Bruins played the Detroit Red Wings in an outing where the Bruins took a loss by a tally of 3 - 1. In this game, Boston had a 59.1% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 55 and their opponent having a Corsi of 38. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 61.1% by notching a Fenwick of 44 and the Red Wings earning a 28 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Boston played and it could be said that this team has had better games. They had a PDO at even strength of 92.2 and their oZS percentage was 68.4%. The Bruins converted 1 goal out of the 40 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play opportunities in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net. Concerning the opposition, the Red Wings had 3 power play opportunities and were able to tally 1 goal. Boston gave way to 20 shots on goal and the Red Wings ended up with 8 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Montreal (+179)
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