Detroit Red Wings vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 11/2/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+116) Canadiens (-141)
Bell Centre is the site where Jake Allen and the Montreal Canadiens (2-8-0) will take on the Detroit Red Wings (4-3-2) on Tuesday. The odds on this contest have the Red Wings coming in at +116 and the Canadiens are at -141. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Red Wings were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5-4 loss to the Maple Leafs in the last game they played. Their offensive zone starts were at 54.2% and their PDO was 99.9 in this one. They amassed 13 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 27 opportunities to win the puck. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick Against sat at 48, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 41.5%. The Corsi for the Red Wings was 45 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 62 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 42.1%. Detroit amassed 4 penalty minutes for this contest. They also had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice and netted 1 goal. The Red Wings played really well in this loss. In the game, they finished 4 of the 31 shots they looked to score on.
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Detroit Red Wings opponents have tallied 34 power play opportunities (5th in the league) and have earned 9 goals in those chances. The Red Wings have had 299 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .896. Detroit has tried 275 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.6%. When at even strength, the Red Wings have allowed the opponent to score 22 goals while getting 24 when they are on offense. Detroit steps onto the ice with 33 power play chances and they have notched 5 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a rate of 15.15%. For the current season, they have accumulated 10 points and their points % is .556. With regard to their scoring capabilities, the Detroit Red Wings have accumulated 29 goals (7th in the NHL) on the year and have allowed 31.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Alex Nedeljkovic. Nedeljkovic has participated in 34 contests over the course of his NHL career. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 18-8-6 and he has gotten the start in 31 games. Opponents have notched 72 goals versus Nedeljkovic in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.19. Nedeljkovic has seen 938 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 866 saves. His save percentage currently is .923 in his 1,973 minutes guarding the cage. During his career on the ice, Nedeljkovic is sitting with 19 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .613.
In their last game, Montreal squared up with the Ducks in an outing where the Canadiens ended up taking the loss by a final score of 4-2. They had 4 power play chances in this one and netted 1 goal out of those attempts. The Canadiens scored 2 goals out of the 18 shots on goal they tried. They had a PDO at even strength of 97 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 60.9%. Montreal wrapped up this game with a 44.6% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Montreal had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. Their Fenwick rate was 40.0% by accumulating a Fenwick of 18 and the Ducks finishing with a 27 Fenwick.
For the year, the Montreal Canadiens have notched a total of 19 goals, 4 points, and a points percentage of .200. They have allowed 34 goals to be scored by way of 20 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they were shorthanded. The Canadiens have tallied 15 goals at even strength and 4 goals (27th in hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 36 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 11.11%. Montreal has tried 270 shots (12th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 7.04%, while allowing the opposition 310 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 65.00% on their opponents 40 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.0%.
Across the ice you are going to see Jake Allen between the pipes. Allen is sitting with a career mark of 161-112-31 and has participated in 326 games. Allen's quality start rate comes out to 53.6% and he has earned 164 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has tallied 7,973 saves out of the 8,744 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .912. Opponents are averaging 2.53 goals/game and he has relinquished 771 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 306 games and has accumulated 18,284 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal (-141)
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