Montreal Canadiens vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 10/14/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Friday, October 14, 2022
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+130) Red Wings (-150)
The Detroit Red Wings are hosting the Montreal Canadiens at Little Caesars Arena on Friday. The moneyline on this game has Montreal at +130 and Detroit is opening at -150. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Montreal Canadiens were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 10-2 win over the Panthers in their last game of last season. Montreal garnered 2 minutes in the box for this matchup. The Canadiens had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the victory. They also had 2 power play tries and were able to notch 1 goal. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 10 of the 37 shots they put on net.
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At even strength, the Canadiens surrendered 250 goals while notching 184. Montreal Canadiens opponents had 274 power play tries (3rd in the league) and notched 67 goals in those chances. In relation to scoring goals, the Montreal Canadiens accumulated 218 goals (27th in hockey) during the previous year and gave up 317. Montreal attempted 2,442 shots and held a shot percentage of 8.9%. For the previous campaign, they scored 55 points and their points percentage was .335. The Canadiens had 2,823 shots attempted against them and had a save percentage of .888. Montreal wrapped up the season with 248 power play chances and tallied 34 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 13.71%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Jake Allen. Allen has participated in 353 games during his hockey career. He has compiled a win-loss mark of 168-126-35 and got the start in 333 games. The opposition has scored 855 goals against Allen in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.60. Allen has seen 9,621 shots against him and has amassed 8,766 saves. His save percentage is at .911 in his 19,757 minutes guarding the cage. For his career, Allen has earned 178 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .535.
In their last contest of last season, Detroit went up against the Maple Leafs in a game where the Red Wings took the loss by a final score of 3-0. The Red Wings scored 0 goals out of the 20 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 chances on the power play in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net.
Detroit attempted 2,414 shots (25th in hockey) and had a shot percentage of 9.40%, while allowing their opponent 2,761 shots. They earned a penalty kill rate of 73.78% on their opponent's 225 power play tries, and their save percentage came in at 88.8%. They had a total of 227 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 16.30%. The Red Wings accumulated 190 goals at even strength and 37 goals (27th in the league) while on the power play. They allowed 310 goals to be scored by way of 251 goals at even strength and 59 goals while they were shorthanded. Last season, the Detroit Red Wings accumulated 227 goals, 74 points, and a points percentage of .451.
Across the ice you are likely to see Ville Husso in the crease. His opponents are averaging 2.74 goals per game and he has yielded 149 goals in total. Husso's quality start rate comes out to 56.6% and he has qualified for 30 quality starts in his NHL career. He has started in 53 contests and his ice time sits at 3,258 mins. Husso is the owner of a lifetime record of 34-13-7 and has played in 57 games. He is sitting with 1,547 stops out of 1,696 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Montreal (+130)
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