Los Angeles Kings vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 11/9/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+118) Canadiens (-143)
Jake Allen and the Montreal Canadiens host the Los Angeles Kings at Bell Centre on Tuesday. The odds on this contest have the Kings coming in at +118 and the Canadiens are at -143. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Kings will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 3-2 victory over the Devils in their last game. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 42.3% and their PDO was 99.6 in this game. They had a tally of 29 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 14 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick was 31 and the Fenwick against finished at 31, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. The Corsi for the Kings was sitting at 42 and the Corsi against was at 43 which means they had a Corsi rate of 49.4%. Los Angeles recorded 12 penalty minutes for this contest. In addition, they had 6 attempts on the power play and were able to net 1 goal. The Kings had an average offensive outing in the victory. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 3 out of the 29 shots they launched.
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Los Angeles Kings opponents have 31 power play tries (21st in the NHL) and have come away with 9 goals in those attempts. The Kings have had 325 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .905. Los Angeles has taken 386 shots and holds a shot percentage of 7.5%. While at even strength, the Kings let the opposition score 22 goals while getting 20 of their own. Los Angeles is sitting with 44 power play opportunities and they have notched 9 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 20.45%. For the year, they sit with 11 points and their points percentage comes in at .500. When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Los Angeles Kings have notched 29 goals (23rd in the National Hockey League) for the season and have given up 31.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Jonathan Quick. Over the course of his time in hockey, Quick has accounted for 358 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .541. He has a save percentage of .913 in his 39,195 minutes guarding the cage. Quick has seen 18,055 shots taken against him and has gathered 16,483 total saves. Opponents have notched 1,572 goals versus Quick in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.41. He has an overall record of 338-252-70 and he has started in 662 games. Quick has taken the ice for 672 contests over the course of his hockey career.
When they were on the ice last, Montreal faced off against the Golden Knights in a matchup where the Canadiens took the defeat by a final of 5-2. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this contest and scored 1 goal out of those chances. The Canadiens recorded 2 goals out of the 38 shots on goal they were seeking. They had a PDO of 85 and they had an oZS percentage of 59.3%. Montreal wound up with a 61.3% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Montreal played and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing. Their Fenwick rate came in at 62.9% by way of having a Fenwick of 39 and the Golden Knights ending the game with a 23 Fenwick at even strength.
Montreal has put up 387 shots (6th in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 6.72%, while allowing the opposition 386 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 65.96% on the other teams 47 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 88.3%. They have a tally of 44 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 13.64%. The Canadiens have tallied 20 goals at even strength and 6 goals (25th in hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 45 goals to be scored by of a combination of 29 goals at even strength and 16 goals while they were shorthanded. For the season, the Montreal Canadiens have accounted for 26 goals, 6 points, as well as a points percentage of .231.
Across the rink you will find Jake Allen between the pipes. His opponents are averaging 2.53 goals/game and he has relinquished 779 goals overall. Allen's quality start percentage sits at 53.4% and he has 165 quality starting assignments in his career. He was named a starter in 309 games and has played for a total of 18,442 minutes. Allen has accrued a lifetime mark of 162-114-31 and has played in 329 games. He has gathered 8,028 saves out of the 8,807 shots taken, which gives him a rate of .912.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+118)
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