Montreal Canadiens vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 11/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Washington Capitals
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+157) Capitals (-195)
Capital One Arena is the venue where Ilya Samsonov and the Washington Capitals (11-3-5) will play the Montreal Canadiens (5-13-2) on Wednesday. The odds on this game have the Canadiens coming in at +157 and the Capitals are at -195. The over/under is set at 6.
The Canadiens came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 6-3 victory against the Predators their last time on the ice. The Corsi for the Canadiens was sitting at 54 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 56 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 49.1%. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 45.2% and their PDO rating was 114.8 in this game. Montreal had 21 minutes in the box in this contest. The Canadiens had a impressive offensive output in the win. Their Fenwick came in at 43 and the Fenwick Against sat at 46, giving them a Fenwick rate of 48.3%. They accumulated 36 face-off victories at even strength and lost on 25 opportunities to win the puck. Additionally, they had 2 power play tries and scored 1 goal. For the outing, they converted 6 of the 29 shots they looked to score on.
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Montreal Canadiens opponents have recorded 65 power play opportunities (2nd in the league) and have earned 20 goals in those attempts. The Canadiens have had 633 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .889. Montreal has taken 602 shots and has a shooting percentage of 7.3%. When at even strength, the Canadiens have given up 50 goals while getting 35 of their own. Montreal has tallied 61 power play opportunities and they have notched 9 goals during those chances, earning them a rate of 14.75%. For the year, they have recorded 12 points and their points percentage comes in at .300. In terms of their scoring, the Montreal Canadiens have notched 44 goals (26th in the league) over the course of the season and have allowed 70.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Jake Allen. Opponents have tallied 784 goals against Allen in his career and his goals against rate is 2.53. Allen has participated in 332 contests during his professional hockey career. His save percentage is at .912 in his 18,585 minutes played. He has earned an overall mark of 163-114-32 and got the start in 312 games. For his career, Allen has earned 166 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .532. Allen has had 8,875 shots against him and has recorded 8,091 saves.
In their last outing, Washington played the Kraken in a game where the Capitals went home in defeat by a final of 5-2. Their PDO at even strength was 91 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 56.4%. They had 4 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. They had a Fenwick percentage of 52.1% by amassing a Fenwick of 38 and the Kraken having earned a 35 Fenwick at even strength. The Capitals tallied 2 goals of the 39 shots on goal they took. Washington went home with a 51.7% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Washington played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future.
Washington has put up 597 shots (11th in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.72%, while allowing the other team 518 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 83.33% on their oppositions 48 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 91.5%. They have earned 60 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 16.67%. The Capitals have racked up 54 goals at even strength and 10 goals (17th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 44 goals to be scored by way of 36 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they were shorthanded. Over the course of the season, the Washington Capitals have notched a total of 64 goals, 27 points, as well as a points percentage of .711.
Across the rink you are going to see Ilya Samsonov in net. He has compiled 1,261 stops out of the 1,385 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .910. Samsonov has a lifetime mark of 35-10-4 and has participated in 53 games. He got the starting nod in 46 contests and has played for a total of 2,931 minutes. Samsonov's quality start percentage comes out to 50.0% and he has 23 quality starting assignments in his professional career. The opposition is averaging 2.54 goals per game and he has conceded 124 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington (-195)
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