Minnesota Wild vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 4/19/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (-300) Canadiens (+240)
Bell Centre is the location where the Montreal Canadiens (20-45-11) will take on the Minnesota Wild (47-21-7) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has Minnesota at -300 while Montreal is opening at +240. The total is set at 7.
The Minnesota Wild went home feeling good about their game by earning a 5-4 victory over the Sharks their last time out. Minnesota earned 10 penalty minutes for this game. Moreover, they had 5 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to score. The Wild had a solid offensive output in this win. In the matchup, they earned a goal on 5 out of the 28 shots they put on goal.
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When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the Minnesota Wild have earned 276 goals (5th in hockey) over the course of the season and have given up 231. For the current season, they have tallied 101 points and their points % is .673. Minnesota has tallied 226 power play opportunities and they have scored 45 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 19.91%. When at even strength, the Wild let the opposition score 172 goals while scoring 231 when they are on offense. Minnesota has tried 2,437 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.3%. The Wild have had 2,387 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .903. Minnesota Wild opponents have earned 240 power play opportunities (5th in professional hockey) and have scored 59 goals in those attempts.
The man in goal for this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. In his professional hockey career, Fleury has tallied 430 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .552. His save percentage is at .913 for his 54,148 minutes played. Fleury has had 26,622 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 24,306 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 2,316 goals against Fleury in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.57. He has accumulated an overall record of 517-298-87 and he was named the starter in 779 games. Fleury has been involved in 935 games throughout his pro hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, Montreal played the Capitals in an outing where the Canadiens ended up taking the loss by a final of 8-4. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this game but didn't score a goal. The Canadiens earned 4 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they took.
For the year, the Montreal Canadiens have notched a total of 194 goals, 51 points, as well as a points percentage of .336. They have permitted 293 goals to be scored by way of 228 goals at even strength and 65 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Canadiens have tallied 163 goals at even strength and 31 goals (29th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have a total of 232 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 13.36%. Montreal has tried 2,248 shots (26th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.63%, while allowing the other team 2,625 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 74.61% on their oppositions 256 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 88.8%.
For the opposition you will find Sam Montembeault protecting the net. He has a tally of 1,510 stops out of 1,694 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .891. Montembeault has a career record of 16-25-9 and has been in goal for 61 contests. He was named a starter in 47 games and has racked up 3,116 mins. Montembeault's quality start percentage is 40.4% and he has qualified for 19 quality starts in his pro hockey career. His opposition is averaging 3.54 goals/game and he has yielded 184 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Montreal (+240)
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