Vancouver Canucks vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 2/1/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Monday, February 1, 2021
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+135) Canadiens (-162)
Bell Centre is the venue where Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens (5-1-2) will take on the Vancouver Canucks (6-5-0) on Monday. The odds on this matchup have the Canucks priced at +135 and the Canadiens are at -162. The O/U opens at 6.5.
The Canucks were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 1 victory against the Jets in their last contest. The Canucks had a impressive offensive performance in the win. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 4 of the 39 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 3 power play chances but weren't able to score. Vancouver had 6 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Canucks sat at 44 and the Corsi against was 48 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 47.8%. Their Fenwick sat at 35 while the Fenwick against sat at 36, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 49.3%. They won 29 face-off wins and were beaten on 23 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 42.1% and they had a PDO of 108.2 in this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Winnipeg Jets racked up a total of 24 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 10 penalty mins and they earned a total of 1 power play chance.
The Canucks have had 395 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .906. While at even strength, the Canucks let the opposition score 25 goals while scoring 31 as an offensive unit. Vancouver Canucks opponents have totaled 49 power play tries (1st in hockey) and have a total of 10 goals in those chances. For the current season, the have a total of 12 points and their points % is .545. Vancouver has taken 338 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.5%. When discussing their scoring capabilities, the Vancouver Canucks have racked up 39 goals (1st in the NHL) for the year and have conceded 37. Vancouver comes into the game with 41 power play chances and they have added 6 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 14.63%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Braden Holtby. The opposition has racked up 1,149 goals versus Holtby in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.54. Holtby has been involved in 473 games throughout his pro hockey career. His save percentage is at .916 in his 27,131 mins between the pipes. He has accumulated an overall mark of 285-124-46 and he has started in 463 games. In his professional hockey career, Holtby has accumulated 268 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .579. Holtby has had 13,657 shot attempts taken against him and he has 12,508 saves.
The Canadiens opposed the Flames in a game where the Canadiens were on the wrong end of the score by a mark of 2 - 0. Montreal wound up with a 59.8% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 55 and they surrendered a Corsi of 37. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 58.3% by notching a Fenwick of 42 and the Flames having a 30 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Montreal had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO at even strength was 96.2 and they had an oZS percentage of 56.5%. The Canadiens converted 0 goals of the 37 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 5 power play opportunities in this game but didn't score a goal. Regarding their opponent, the Flames had 6 power play chances and were able to tally 1 goal. Montreal gave up 33 shots on goal and the Flames ended up with a total of 14 penalty mins.
Montreal has put up 271 shots (7th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 12.18%, while allowing their opponents 223 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 78.95% on their opponents 38 power play tries, and their save percentage is 12.2%. They have a total of 31 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 25.81%. The Canadiens have earned 20 goals at even strength and 8 goals (9th in hockey) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 21 goals to be scored by way of 12 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they had less men on the ice. This season, the Montreal Canadiens have notched a total of 33 goals, 12 points, in addition to a points percentage of .750.
On the other side of the ice you will find Carey Price in the crease. Price is the owner of a career record of 351-250-76 and has played in 687 contests. Price's quality start rate is 57.5% and he has accumulated 388 quality starting assignments in his career. He has accrued 18,712 stops out of 20,399 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .917. His opponents are averaging 2.50 goals per game and he has given up 1,687 goals overall. He has started in 675 contests and has played 40,536 mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Montreal (-162) and under 6.5 goals
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