Montreal Canadiens vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 11/14/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Boston Bruins
Date: Sunday, November 14, 2021
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+155) Bruins (-208)
Linus Ullmark and the Boston Bruins host the Montreal Canadiens at TD Garden on Sunday. The odds on this matchup have the Canadiens coming in at +155 and the Bruins are at -208. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Canadiens will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4-2 victory over the Flames the last time they stepped on the ice. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 53.9% and they had a PDO at even strength of 100.4 in this one. They compiled 24 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 19 opportunities to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 28 and the Fenwick Against sat at 30, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 48.3%. The Corsi for the Canadiens came in at 39 and the Corsi against was at 45 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 46.4%. Montreal garnered 12 minutes in the box for this contest. Additionally, they had 5 chances on the power play and were able to notch 2 goals. The Canadiens had a impressive offensive output in the victory. In the matchup, they scored on 4 of the 28 shots they put on goal.
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Montreal Canadiens opponents have earned 52 power play opportunities (3rd in hockey) and have come away with 16 goals in those attempts. The Canadiens have had 446 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .888. Montreal has taken 450 shots and has a shot percentage of 7.1%. When at even strength, the Canadiens have given up 34 goals while getting 24 when they are on offense. Montreal steps onto the ice with 52 power play chances and they have notched 8 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 15.38%. For the current season, they have tallied 9 points and their points percentage sits at .300. In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Montreal Canadiens have tallied 32 goals (27th in the National Hockey League) this year and have allowed 50.
The man in net for this game is Jake Allen. The opposition has racked up 784 goals versus Allen in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.53. Allen has played in 331 games over the course of his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .912 for his 18,566 minutes between the pipes. He has amassed a mark of 163-114-32 and he has gotten the start in 311 games. During his career on the ice, Allen has tallied 165 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .531. Allen has seen 8,867 shot attempts taken against him and he has 8,083 saves.
In their last game, Boston squared up with the Oilers in a game where the Bruins were on the wrong end of the score by a tally of 5-3. Their PDO was 89 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 42.9%. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 52.5% with a Fenwick of 32 and the Oilers ending the game with a 29 Fenwick at even strength. The Bruins netted 3 goals of the 29 shots on goal they attempted. Boston went home with a 52.0% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Boston had and you can say they had a mediocre outing.
Boston has attempted 383 shots (22nd in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 7.83%, while allowing their opponents 307 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 81.08% on their opponents 37 tries on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 89.3%. They have earned 34 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 23.53%. The Bruins have 22 goals at even strength and 8 goals (20th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 33 goals to be scored by way of 26 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they were shorthanded. On the campaign, the Boston Bruins have tallied 30 goals, 12 points, as well as a points percentage of .545.
Across the ice you are going to see Linus Ullmark in net. Teams are averaging 2.79 goals per contest and he has yielded 327 goals altogether. Ullmark's rate of quality starts sits at 55.1% and he has 65 quality starts in his professional career. He got the starting nod in 118 games and has played 7,035 mins. Ullmark is the owner of a career record of 53-50-13 and has played in 123 games. He has recorded 3,386 saves out of 3,713 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .912.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal (+155)
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