Nashville Predators vs Montreal Canadiens Predictions, NHL Parlay Picks 3/10/2020
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
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Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens (31-30-9, 5th in the Atlantic Division) host the Nashville Predators (34-26-8, 5th in the Central Division) at Bell Centre on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The Canadiens open this matchup at -103 while the Predators are priced at -107. The O/U opens at 5.5. The Predators are covering 47.7% of the time, having gone 31-34 SU. Montreal covers 40.9% of the time, going 27-39 straight up.
The Nashville Predators came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 1 - 0 win against the Dallas Stars in their previous game. The Predators didn't have a great showing offensively in this victory. In this matchup, they netted 1 out of the 23 shots they put on net. They also had 2 power play opportunities and were able to score 1 goal out of those tries. Nashville had 8 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Predators sat at 49 and the Corsi against was 73 giving them a Corsi percentage of 40.2%. Their Fenwick was 38 while the Fenwick against was 47, telling us they have a rate of 44.7%. They earned 27 face-off wins and were beaten on 31 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 42.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 100.0 in this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Dallas Stars racked up a total of 37 shots. They ended the game with 8 penalty minutes and they tallied 2 power play chances. Useful Team Statistics
The Predators have 76 total points this season, which ranks them 19th in the NHL. They are 16th in the league in goals scored with 208 while they've given up 212 goals, ranking them 13th overall. They have had 222 power play opportunities and have scored 38 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 25th in the NHL. The Predators have allowed 211 power play opportunities and have given up 51 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%, putting them 29th in the league when short-handed. They average 33 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.24% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%. That puts them 23rd in the league in stopping the puck.
The Montreal Canadiens faced off against the Florida Panthers in an outing where the Canadiens took the defeat by a final score of 4 - 1. In their game, Montreal had a 47.8% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 43 and the other team having a Corsi of 47. Their Fenwick rate came in at 49.3% with a Fenwick of 34 and the Panthers having earned a 35 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Montreal played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. They had a PDO of 88.2 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 0.0%. The Canadiens netted 1 goal out of the 34 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net. Concerning the opposition, the Panthers had 3 power play chances but were not able to take advantage. Montreal conceded 32 shots on goal and the Panthers ended up with 6 penalty minutes.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canadiens are 23rd in the NHL with a total of 71 points this year. They have 33 power play goals on 184 opportunities for a percentage of 18%. That ranks them 21st in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 207 power play opportunities and have given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. That is 19th in the NHL. As a team, the Canadiens are 17th in the league with 206 goals scored while they've given up 216 goals, which is 9th overall. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.63%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%. That is 18th in the NHL.
Nashville is 11th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.9%, as they've attempted 3,407 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,288 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.5% as they have 2,594 attempts while they have given up 2,443 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 8th in the league. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 49.9% of the time, which is 17th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.1% for the season. That is 15th overall in the NHL. They have 1,712 face-off wins compared to 1,553 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.4%. That ranks them 4th in the league. On defense Nashville has 1,085 hits and they have blocked 845 shots from the opposition, putting them 11th overall.
The Canadiens are 6th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51.4% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48.6% for the season, which is 26th in the NHL. They have 1,754 face-off wins compared to 1,729 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.4%. That is 10th in the league. On defense Montreal has 1,728 hits and they have blocked 793 shots from the opposition, which is 17th in the league. Montreal is 1st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 54.6% as they've attempted 3,820 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,181 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 54.2% ranks 2nd as they have 2,828 attempts while they have given up 2,388 shots on the defensive end.
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