Montreal Canadiens vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 3/8/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Monday, March 8, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (-135) Canucks (+121)
Braden Holtby and the Vancouver Canucks (11-15-2) play the Montreal Canadiens (11-6-6) at Rogers Arena on Monday. The Canadiens open this contest at -135 while the Canucks are priced at +121. The total opens at 6.
The Canadiens were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 7-1 win over the Jets the last time they stepped on the ice. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 51.9% and they had a PDO of 125.9 for this matchup. They recorded 26 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 19 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick was 36 and the Fenwick against was 36, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 50.0%. The Corsi for the Canadiens sat at 48 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 49 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 49.5%. Montreal earned 2 penalty mins in this matchup. In addition, they had 1 power play chance but didn't get a goal. The Canadiens had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the win. In the outing, they tallied a score on 7 of the 28 shots they tried.
Montreal Canadiens opponents have totaled 86 power play tries (4th in pro hockey) and have a total of 20 goals in those chances. The Canadiens have had 664 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .904. Montreal has taken 772 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.1%. While at even strength, the Canadiens have conceded 44 goals while having 64 of their own. Montreal has accounted for 64 power play chances and they have scored 14 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 21.88%. For the season, they have recorded 28 points and their points % is .609. In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Montreal Canadiens have tallied 78 goals (6th in the league) this season and have surrendered 64.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Carey Price. Opponents have notched 1,712 goals against Price in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.50. Price has taken the ice for 696 games during his pro hockey career. His save percentage is at .917 for his 41,077 mins in the crease. He has earned an overall mark of 355-254-77 and he has gotten the start in 684 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Price has accrued 392 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .573. Price has seen 20,646 shots taken against him and has gathered 18,934 saves.
In their last game, Vancouver opposed the Maple Leafs in a matchup where the Canucks got the victory by a score of 4-2. Vancouver had a 40.3% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vancouver played and it was an excellent showing for this outing. They had a Fenwick percentage of 41.2% by notching a Fenwick of 35 and the Maple Leafs having notched a 50 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 103 and their oZS percentage was 47.5%. The Canucks converted 4 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play chances in this game and netted 2 out of those attempts.
On the campaign, the Vancouver Canucks have accounted for 80 goals, 24 points, and a points percentage of .429. They have allowed 93 goals to be scored by way of 74 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they were shorthanded. The Canucks have accumulated 62 goals at even strength and 18 goals (11th in hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 89 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 20.22%. Vancouver has attempted 870 shots (1st in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.20%, while allowing the opposition 925 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 81.00% on their oppositions 100 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 89.9%.
Across the ice you will find Braden Holtby in the crease. Teams are averaging 2.56 goals/game and he has allowed 1,172 goals altogether. Holtby's rate of quality starts sits at 57.4% and he has accumulated 269 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has started in 469 games and has played 27,486 mins. Holtby is sitting with a lifetime record of 286-128-47 and has played in 479 games. He has accounted for 12,680 stops out of the 13,852 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .915.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Vancouver (+121) and under 6 goals
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