Montreal Canadiens vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 3/10/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (-143) Canucks (+123)
Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens (11-6-7) travel to Rogers Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Vancouver Canucks (12-15-2). The Canadiens open this matchup at -143 while the Canucks are priced at +123. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Canadiens were on the losing side of the ice with a 2-1 defeat against the Canucks in their last contest. The Canadiens could have played much better offensively in the defeat. In the game, they earned a goal on 1 of the 30 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 2 power play chances and were able to notch 1 goal. Montreal compiled 4 penalty minutes in this contest. The Corsi for the Canadiens came in at 61 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 45 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 57.5%. Their Fenwick was 39 and the Fenwick against was 36, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 52.0%. They had a tally of 22 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 28 attempts to win the face-off. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 44.4% and their PDO rating was 96.0 in this one.
With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Montreal Canadiens have notched 79 goals (10th in pro hockey) so far this season and have given up 65. For the current campaign, they have earned 29 points and their points percentage comes in at .604. Montreal comes into tonight with 66 power play chances and they have scored 15 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 22.73%. At even strength, the Canadiens have surrendered 45 goals while scoring 64 when they are on offense. Montreal has tried 802 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.9%. The Canadiens have had 693 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .906. Montreal Canadiens opponents have 89 power play opportunities (4th in the NHL) and have notched 20 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the net in this game is Carey Price. Price has played in 697 games over the course of his NHL career. He has amassed an overall record of 355-254-78 and got the start in 685 games. Opponents have racked up 1,713 goals versus Price in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.50. Price has seen 20,675 shots against him and has recorded 18,962 total saves. His save percentage sits at .917 for his 41,142 mins in the crease. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Price has accumulated 393 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .574.
In their win over Montreal, Vancouver had 3 power play chances in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. The Canucks notched 2 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they tried. They had a PDO of 104 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 55.6%. Vancouver went home with a 42.5% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Vancouver had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 48.0% with a Fenwick of 36 and the Canadiens ending the game with a 39 Fenwick.
Vancouver has taken 899 shots (1st in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.01%, while allowing the opposition 955 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 80.39% on the other teams 102 power play tries, and their save percentage is 90.2%. They have a total of 92 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 19.57%. The Canucks have accumulated 63 goals at even strength and 18 goals (13th in hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 94 goals to be scored by way of 74 goals at even strength and 20 goals while they were shorthanded. On the season, the Vancouver Canucks have earned a total of 81 goals, 26 points, as well as a points percentage of .448.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Braden Holtby in net. He has accrued 12,680 stops out of 13,852 shots taken, which gives him a rate of .915. Holtby holds a lifetime record of 286-128-47 and has participated in 479 contests. He has been a starter 469 games and his ice time sits at 27,486 minutes. Holtby's rate of quality starts comes out to 57.4% and he has 269 quality starting assignments in his professional career. Opponents are averaging 2.56 goals/game and he has conceded 1,172 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal (-143)
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