Montreal Canadiens vs New York Islanders Predictions, NHL Parlay Picks 3/3/2020
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs New York Islanders
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+126) Islanders (-139)
Barclays Center is the site where Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (35-21-8, 4th in the Metropolitan Division) will play the Montreal Canadiens (30-28-9, 5th in the Atlantic Division) on Tuesday. The Canadiens open this matchup at +126 while the Islanders are coming in at -139. The total is set at 5.5. The Canadiens are covering 41.3% of the time, having gone 26-37 SU. The Islanders are covering 52.5% of the time, going 32-29 straight up.
The Montreal Canadiens head into this game holding a record of 30 victories and 28 defeats, which is good for 5th in the Atlantic Division. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 199 goals which has them ranked at 10th in the Eastern Conference and 17th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -7, which is good for 22nd in the NHL. The Canadiens have earned a total of 69 points, which has them ranked at 23rd in the NHL and 12th in the Eastern Conference. With regard to shots at the opposing goalie, they have earned a total of 2,295 which has them ranked at 1st in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the NHL. As a group, Montreal has racked up a total of 1,656 hits which means they are averaging 24.7 per game. They have earned a total of 768 blocks for the season. The man protecting the net for Montreal is Carey Price from Farmingville, New York. He is 32 years old and has played a total of 3,262 minutes defending the net for the campaign. Price is conceding an average of 2.76 goals per game which has him ranking 17th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 30th in the NHL among goalies. For the season, he has allowed 150 goals. He holds a save % of .910 which has him ranking 16th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The Montreal Canadiens will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4 - 3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes in their previous contest. The Canadiens had a good offensive outing in the victory. In their game, they converted 4 out of the 39 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Montreal racked up a total of 6 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Canadiens was 64 and the Corsi against was 43 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 59.8%. Their Fenwick was 46 while the Fenwick against was 33, which earned them a rate of 58.2%. They won 27 face-off wins at even strength and lost 23 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 62.2% and they had a PDO of 99.1 in this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Carolina Hurricanes racked up 30 shots. They had 8 penalty minutes and they earned 2 power play attempts.
The Islanders are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they have 35 victories and 21 defeats. In the matter of goal differential, they are sitting 9th in the Eastern Conference and 15th in the league with +5. They have a total of 178 goals for this season which has them sitting at 12th in the Eastern Conference. New York has a team save percentage of .914 which has them sitting 5th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a shooting percentage of 9.5% which puts them at 11th in the conference. In net for New York is Semyon Varlamov who is having an ok season by surrendering 2.55 goals per contest and that has him 9th among East goalies and 14th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 2,355 mins he has played this season, he's surrendered 100 goals. His save percentage is .917, which ranks him 6th among East goalies and 17th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The New York Islanders opposed the Boston Bruins in a matchup where the Islanders went home in defeat by a final score of 4 - 0. While out there on the ice, New York went home with a 52.6% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 41 and their opponent having a Corsi of 37. Their Fenwick rate came in at 50.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 26 and the Bruins having earned a 26 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game New York played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. They had a PDO at even strength of 86.4 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 28.2%. The Islanders notched 0 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 6 power play chances in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net. Regarding their opponent, the Bruins had 3 power play attempts and were able to tally 1 goal. New York gave way to 30 shots on goal and the Bruins had 12 minutes in the box.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New York (-139) and under the total goals
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