Montreal Canadiens vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 12/14/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+210) Penguins (-265)
PPG Paints Arena is the site where Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins (14-8-5) will take on the Montreal Canadiens (6-20-3) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has the Canadiens coming in at +210 and the Penguins are at -265. The total opens at 5.5.
The Montreal Canadiens will look for better times on the ice after their 4-1 defeat against the Blues in their last game. Montreal had 2 penalty minutes in this game. The Canadiens left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this defeat. They also had 1 power play attempt but didn't get a goal. For the outing, they earned a goal on 1 of the 23 shots they launched.
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The Canadiens have had 965 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .894. When at even strength, the Canadiens let the opposition score 76 goals while earning 51 themselves. Montreal Canadiens opponents have tallied 88 power play tries (6th in professional hockey) and have a total of 26 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, the have a total of 15 points and their points percentage is sitting at .259. Montreal has tried 842 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 7.4%. When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Montreal Canadiens have accumulated 62 goals (29th in pro hockey) over the course of the season and have given up 102. Montreal has tallied 84 power play opportunities and they have added 11 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 13.10%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Jake Allen. For his career, Allen has earned 170 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .531. His save percentage currently sits at .912 for his 19,064 mins in the crease. Allen has had 9,167 shot attempts against him and has accrued 8,356 total saves. The opposition has racked up 811 goals versus Allen in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.55. He has earned a record of 164-120-33 and he started in 320 games. Allen has been involved in 340 contests during his hockey career.
In their last outing, Pittsburgh faced off against the Ducks in a game where the Penguins earned a victory by a final score of 1-0. They had 1 power play attempt in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. The Penguins had 1 goal out of the 29 shots on goal they tried.
On the season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have earned 79 goals, 33 points, as well as a points percentage of .611. They have granted a total of 66 goals to be scored by of a combination of 61 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Penguins have earned 68 goals at even strength and 11 goals (27th in hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 74 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 14.86%. Pittsburgh has tried 950 shots (6th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.32%, while allowing their opponents 820 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 92.42% on their opponents 66 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 92.0%.
Across the rink you are going to see Tristan Jarry protecting the net. He has recorded 3,191 stops out of 3,483 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .916. Jarry has amassed a career record of 71-34-11 and has played in 122 games. He has started in 116 games and has played 6,934 mins. Jarry's rate of quality starts is 63.8% and he has qualified for 74 quality starting assignments in his professional career. The opposition is averaging 2.53 goals per contest and he has conceded 292 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-265)
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