Montreal Canadiens vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 1/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (-116) Canucks (-106)
Rogers Arena is the venue where Braden Holtby and the Vancouver Canucks (1-3-0) will take on the Montreal Canadiens (2-0-1) on Wednesday. The odds on this contest have the Canadiens priced at -116 and the Canucks are at -106. The over/under opens at 6.5.
The Canadiens had a good night with a 3 - 1 win against the Oilers their last time out. The Canadiens had a middle of the road offensive output in this win. For the matchup, they converted 3 of the 34 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 5 power play chances and netted 1 goal out of those opportunities. Montreal earned a total of 14 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Canadiens was 37 and the Corsi against was 31 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 54.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 26 and the Fenwick against sat at 26, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They won 16 face-off wins and were beaten on 17 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 50.0% and they had a PDO of 104.8 for this matchup. Concerning opponent stats, the Edmonton Oilers tallied 26 shots. They had a total of 10 penalty mins and they tallied 7 power play attempts.
The man looking after the net for Montreal is Carey Price from Farmingville, New York. He is 33 years old and has been on the ice a total of 123 mins minding the goal this season. Price is conceding an average of 2.92 goals per game which has him ranking 9th in the Eastern Conference and 16th in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he's surrendered 6 goals. He has a save percentage of .913 which has him ranking 8th in the Eastern Conference. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 12 goals which ranks them 2nd in the conference and 3rd in the league. Their goal differential is +5, which is good for 3rd in the league. The Canadiens currently have a total of 5 pts, which ranks them 4th in the league and 2nd in the East. With reference to shots on goal, they currently have a total of 102 which ranks them 3rd in the East and 7th in the league. As a team, Montreal currently has a total of 88 hits which means they have an average of 29.3 per contest. They currently have a total of 43 blocks for the season.
The Canucks faced off against the Flames in an outing where the Canucks were on the wrong end of the score by a final of 5 - 2. Vancouver went home with a 44.1% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 30 while they gave up a Corsi of 38. Their Fenwick rate came in at 44.2% by notching a Fenwick of 23 and the Flames having a 29 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Vancouver played and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO at even strength was 93.2 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 60.7%. The Canucks netted 2 goals of the 27 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game but didn't score a goal. On the other side of the ice, the Flames had 7 power play attempts and used that advantage to score 2 goals. Vancouver conceded 32 shots on goal and the Flames earned a total of 8 penalty mins.
In net for Vancouver is Braden Holtby who is having a tough season by allowing 3.01 goals per game and that ranks him 10th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 18th in the NHL among goalies. In the 120 minutes he has been on the ice this season, he has surrendered 6 goals. He has a save percentage of .909, which has him sitting 10th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 17th in the NHL among goalies. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 14th in the conference and 30th in the league with -7. They currently have a total of 9 goals for the year which has them ranked at 10th in the West. Vancouver has a team save percentage of .889 which has them ranked 24th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 6.7% which is good for 13th in the West.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Vancouver (-106) and under 6.5 goals
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