Nashville Predators vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 11/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (-103) Canadiens (-107)
Juuse Saros and the Nashville Predators (9-6-1) head to Bell Centre on Saturday where they'll take on the Montreal Canadiens (4-13-2). The Canadiens open this matchup at -107 while the Predators are priced at -103. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Predators will look for better times on the ice after their 3-0 defeat against the Maple Leafs in their previous outing. The Predators didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. For the game, they walked away having not converted any of the 24 shots they tried. In addition, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to notch a goal. Nashville tallied 9 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Predators was 41 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 55 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 42.7%. Their Fenwick was 33 and the Fenwick against finished at 41, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 44.6%. They garnered 20 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 21 opportunities to win the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 58.6% and they had a PDO of 92.6 for this matchup.
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Pertaining to scoring goals, the Nashville Predators have tallied 43 goals (21st in hockey) so far this season and have allowed 42. For the current season, the have a total of 19 points and their points percentage is .594. Nashville has compiled 42 power play opportunities and they have tallied 11 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 26.19%. When at even strength, the Predators have conceded 30 goals while scoring 32 on the offensive side of the ice. Nashville has taken 439 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.8%. The Predators have had 493 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .915. Nashville Predators opponents have 57 power play opportunities (7th in pro hockey) and have scored 12 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is Juuse Saros. In his professional hockey career, Saros has 95 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .625. He has a save percentage of .921 in his 9,456 minutes guarding the cage. Saros has had 4,920 shot attempts against him and has garnered 4,531 saves. Opponents have notched 389 goals against Saros in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.47. He has accumulated a win-loss mark of 83-52-18 and got the start in 152 games. Saros has participated in 168 contests throughout his professional hockey career.
In their last game, Montreal went up against the Penguins in a game where the Canadiens took the defeat by a final of 6-0. They had 1 attempt on the power play in this game but weren't able to score a goal. The Canadiens converted 0 goals out of the 24 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO was 88 and they earned an oZS percentage of 45.0%. Montreal wrapped up this game with a 44.4% Corsi rating. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Montreal played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 38.0% by amassing a Fenwick of 30 and the Penguins having a 49 Fenwick.
Montreal has put up 573 shots (5th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 6.63%, while allowing the opposition 597 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 70.97% on their opponents 62 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 88.8%. They have a tally of 59 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 13.56%. The Canadiens have 30 goals at even strength and 8 goals (25th in hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 67 goals to be scored by of a combination of 49 goals at even strength and 18 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this season, the Montreal Canadiens have 38 goals, 10 points, in addition to a points percentage of .263.
On the other side of the ice you will find Jake Allen defending the goal. Allen has compiled a lifetime mark of 163-114-32 and has played in 332 games. Allen's rate of quality starts comes out to 53.5% and he has made 167 quality starts in his NHL career. He has tallied 8,091 saves out of the 8,875 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .912. Opponents are averaging 2.53 goals per game and he has yielded 784 goals altogether. He has started in 312 games and has racked up 18,585 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville (-103)
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