Flames vs Canadiens Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/13/2020
Game: Calgary Flames vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Monday, January 13, 2020
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (-105) Canadiens (-115)
Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens (19-20-7, 6th in the Atlantic Division) play the Calgary Flames (25-17-5, 1st in the Pacific Division) at Bell Centre on Monday, January 13, 2020. The Flames open this matchup at -105 while the Canadiens are coming in at -115. The over/under is set at 6. The Flames are covering 48.8% of the time, having gone 21-22 SU. Montreal covers 38.6% of the time, going 17-27 straight up.
The Calgary Flames head into this game holding a record of 25 wins and 17 defeats, which puts them at 1st in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have earned a total of 127 goals which ranks them 11th in the Western Conference and 22nd in the NHL. Their goal differential is -12, which puts them at 23rd in the NHL. The Flames have earned a total of 55 points, which ranks them 10th in the NHL and 4th in the West. In connection with shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 1,464 which ranks them 4th in the Western Conference and 10th in the NHL. As a group, Calgary has a total of 784 hits which means they have an average of 16.7 per game. They have earned a total of 529 blocks for the season. In goal for Calgary is David Rittich from Jihlava, Czechoslovakia. He is 27 years old and has racked up 1,945 minutes protecting the net this year. Rittich is allowing 2.81 goals against average which has him ranking 13th among West goaltenders and 27th in the NHL among goalies. So far this year, he has surrendered 91 goals. He has a save % of .911 which has him ranking 15th among West goaltenders.
The Calgary Flames were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers their last time out. The Flames had a solid offensive output in this win. In their game, they netted 4 of the 33 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 2 power play opportunities and were able to notch 1 goal out of those tries. Calgary racked up a total of 2 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Flames was 61 and the Corsi against was 48 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 56.0%. Their Fenwick was 47 and the Fenwick against was 36, telling us they have a rate of 56.6%. They took 26 face-off wins at even strength and lost 21 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 50.0% and they had a PDO of 100.3 for this matchup. Concerning opponent stats, the Edmonton Oilers earned 32 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 14 penalty mins and they earned 1 power play opportunity.
The Canadiens will be the team across the ice and for the season they sit with 19 victories and 20 losses. In terms of goal differential, they rank 12th in the conference and 21st in the league with -6. They currently have a total of 141 goals for this season which has them at 9th in the East. Montreal has a save % as a team of .898 which currently has them sitting 22nd in the league, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a shooting percentage of 8.8% putting them at 13th in the conference. In goal for Montreal is Carey Price who is having a bad campaign by surrendering 2.95 goals per contest and that has him 17th among East goalies and 35th in the NHL among goalies. In the 2,179 minutes he's been on the ice this year, he's allowed 107 goals. He's earned a save % of .904, which has him placed 20th among East goalies and 41st in the NHL among goalies.
The Montreal Canadiens faced the Ottawa Senators in a matchup where the Canadiens ended up with the win by a final of 2 - 1. In this matchup, Montreal wound up with a 52.0% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 53 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 49. They had a Fenwick percentage of 51.3% by notching a Fenwick of 41 and the Senators finishing with a 39 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Montreal had and it could be said that this team has had better games. They had a PDO at even strength of 101.1 and they had an oZS percentage of 48.7%. The Canadiens notched 2 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play chances in this one and scored 1 out of those chances. Concerning the opposition, the Senators had 4 power play chances but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Montreal conceded 42 shots on goal and the Senators had 10 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary (-105)
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