Detroit Red Wings vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 10/23/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+133) Canadiens (-164)
Bell Centre is the venue where Jake Allen and the Montreal Canadiens (0-5-0) will take on the Detroit Red Wings (2-1-1) on Saturday. The Red Wings open this game at +133 while the Canadiens are coming in at -164. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Red Wings will need a bounce back game after taking a 3-0 defeat to the Flames their last time on the ice. The Red Wings had a below average offensive performance in the loss. In the matchup, they took the loss without having netted any of the 33 shots they tried. They also had 3 attempts on the power play but didn't get a goal. Detroit tallied 11 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Red Wings came in at 50 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 44 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 53.2%. Their Fenwick came in at 44 and the Fenwick against finished at 32, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 57.9%. They earned 19 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 21 opportunities to win the face-off. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 58.1% and they had a PDO of 88.5 in this one.
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When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Detroit Red Wings have tallied 13 goals (12th in hockey) so far this season and have allowed 12. For the current campaign, they have recorded 5 points and their points % is .625. Detroit has tallied 14 power play opportunities and they have scored 2 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 14.29%. When playing at even strength, the Red Wings have surrendered 8 goals while getting 11 themselves. Detroit has tried 125 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.4%. The Red Wings have had 141 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .915. Detroit Red Wings opponents have earned 16 power play opportunities (6th in the league) and have scored 4 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Thomas Greiss. Opponents have notched 747 goals versus Greiss in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.62. Greiss has played in 318 games over the course of his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently is .915 in his 17,090 mins between the pipes. He has accumulated an overall mark of 147-105-36 and he has started in 279 games. For his professional hockey career, Greiss has 157 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .563. Greiss has seen 8,756 shot attempts taken against him and he has 8,009 saves.
In their last game, Montreal faced the Hurricanes in a matchup where the Canadiens took the defeat by a final score of 4-1. They had a PDO of 90 and their oZS percentage was 44.7%. They had 6 chances on the power play in this contest and scored 1 goal out of those tries. Their Fenwick rate was 43.1% by way of having a Fenwick of 31 and the Hurricanes ending the game with a 41 Fenwick at even strength. The Canadiens scored 1 goal of the 28 shots on goal they took. Montreal earned a 50.0% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Montreal had and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game.
So far this season, the Montreal Canadiens have earned 4 goals. They have granted a total of 19 goals to be scored by of a combination of 11 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Canadiens have racked up 3 goals at even strength and 1 goal (30th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have a total of 19 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 5.26%. Montreal has tried 144 shots (5th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 2.78%, while allowing the opposition 148 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 55.56% on their oppositions 18 power play chances, and their save percentage currently comes in at 87.2%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Jake Allen in net. Allen has earned a lifetime record of 159-110-31 and has been in net for 322 contests. Allen's percentage of quality starts is 53.6% and he has made 162 quality starting assignments in his career. He has a tally of 7,848 stops out of the 8,608 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .912. The opposition is averaging 2.53 goals per game and he has relinquished 760 goals altogether. He has made the start in 302 games and his ice time sits at 18,044 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal (-164)
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