Vancouver Canucks vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 2/2/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+138) Canadiens (-167)
Jake Allen and the Montreal Canadiens (5-1-2) play the Vancouver Canucks (6-5-0) at Bell Centre on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has the Canucks coming in at +138 and the Canadiens are at -167. The total is set at 6.5.
The Canucks came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4 - 1 victory over the Jets in their previous game. The Canucks had a good offensive outing in this win. In the game, they finished 4 of the 39 shots they attempted. They also had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Vancouver racked up a total of 6 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Canucks was 44 and the Corsi against was 48 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 47.8%. Their Fenwick sat at 35 while the Fenwick against sat at 36, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 49.3%. They earned 29 face-off wins at even strength and lost 23 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 42.1% and they had a PDO of 108.2 in this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Winnipeg Jets put up 24 shots. They finished with 10 minutes in the box and they notched 1 power play opportunity.
Vancouver Canucks opponents have recorded 49 power play tries (1st in professional hockey) and have come away with 10 goals in those attempts. The Canucks have had 395 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .906. Vancouver has tried 338 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.5%. When at even strength, the Canucks have allowed the opponent to score 25 goals while earning 31 themselves. Vancouver is sitting with 41 power play chances and they have added 6 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 14.63%. For the current season, the have a total of 12 points and their points % is .545. In the matter of scoring goals, the Vancouver Canucks have racked up 39 goals (1st in the league) for the season and have conceded 37.
The man protecting the net in this game is Thatcher Demko. Opponents have been able to score 19 goals against Demko in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 3.21. Demko has participated in 6 contests during his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .914 for his 355 minutes between the pipes. He has earned a record of 3-3-0 and he started in 6 games. Over the course of his career, Demko has accumulated 3 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .500. Demko has had 222 shots taken against him and has garnered 203 total saves.
The Canadiens faced off against the Flames in a game where the Canadiens took the defeat by a tally of 2 - 0. Montreal earned a 59.8% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having 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 ending the game with a 30 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Montreal had and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO at even strength was 96.2 and they had an oZS percentage of 56.5%. The Canadiens scored 0 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they pursued. They had 5 power play attempts in this game but didn't put one in the back of the net. In discussing the opposition, the Flames had 6 power play opportunities and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. Montreal gave up 33 shots on goal and the Flames had a total of 14 penalty mins.
So far this year, the Montreal Canadiens have accounted for 33 goals, 12 points, as well as a points percentage of .750. They have permitted 21 goals to be scored by of a combination of 12 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Canadiens have scored 20 goals at even strength and 8 goals (11th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 31 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 25.81%. Montreal has taken 271 shots (10th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 12.18%, while allowing the other team 223 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 78.95% on their opponents 38 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 12.2%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Jake Allen in goal. Allen has amassed a career mark of 2-1-0 and has participated in 3 contests. Allen's quality start rate sits at 66.7% and he has made 2 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has gathered 70 saves out of the 75 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .933. The opposition is averaging 1.68 goals per contest and he has yielded 5 goals overall. He has made the start in 3 contests and has played for a total of 178 minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Montreal (-167) and under 6.5 goals
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