Montreal Canadiens vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 12/11/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+170) Blues (-210)
Enterprise Center is the site where Charlie Lindgren and the St. Louis Blues (14-8-4) will take on the Montreal Canadiens (6-19-3) on Saturday. The Canadiens open this game at +170 while the Blues are coming in at -210. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Montreal Canadiens had a rough game after their 2-0 loss to the Blackhawks their last time out. Montreal tallied 2 mins in the box in this contest. Moreover, they had 1 opportunity with more players on the ice but weren't able to convert it into a goal. The Canadiens didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. For the outing, they took the loss without having netted any of the 30 shots they attempted.
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Montreal Canadiens opponents have earned 85 power play tries (4th in pro hockey) and have scored 24 goals in those attempts. The Canadiens have had 928 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .894. Montreal has taken 819 shots and holds a shot percentage of 7.5%. At even strength, the Canadiens have surrendered 74 goals while getting 50 themselves. Montreal comes into the game with 83 power play opportunities and they have tallied 11 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 13.25%. For the current campaign, they have tallied 15 points and their points percentage comes in at .268. Concerning their scoring, the Montreal Canadiens have racked up 61 goals (28th in pro hockey) this year and have surrendered 98.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Jake Allen. In his career, Allen has 171 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .536. His save percentage is at .912 for his 19,004 mins between the pipes. Allen has seen 9,130 shot attempts taken against him and has amassed 8,323 total saves. Opponents have racked up 807 goals versus Allen in his professional career and his goals against average per game is 2.55. He has earned a win-loss mark of 164-119-33 and he started in 319 games. Allen has participated in 339 matchups over the course of his hockey career.
In their last contest, St. Louis went up against the Red Wings in a matchup where the Blues earned a win by a final of 6-2. The Blues recorded 6 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play chances in this matchup but were not able to net one.
St. Louis has attempted 852 shots (9th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 10.33%, while allowing the other team 833 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 82.19% on their opponents 73 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 91.2%. They have recorded 74 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 28.38%. The Blues have tallied 67 goals at even strength and 21 goals (4th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 73 goals to be scored by way of 60 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the year, the St. Louis Blues have tallied 88 goals, 32 points, in addition to a points percentage of .615.
Across the ice you are going to see Charlie Lindgren in net. His opposition is averaging 2.95 goals per game and he has surrendered 74 goals in total. Lindgren's rate of quality starts sits at 56.0% and he has earned 14 quality starts in his professional career. He has started in 25 games and has played for a total of 1,507 mins. Lindgren is sitting with a career mark of 12-12-2 and has been in net for 26 contests. He has racked up 731 stops out of 805 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .908.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Montreal (+170)
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