Montreal Canadiens vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 3/9/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+175) Canucks (-213)
The Vancouver Canucks (28-23-6) will go up against the Montreal Canadiens (15-34-7) at Rogers Arena on Wednesday. The moneyline on this game has the Canadiens at +175 and the Canucks are sitting at -213. The total is set at 5.
The Montreal Canadiens were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-2 win over the Oilers in the last game they played. Montreal accumulated 8 penalty mins in this contest. They also had 4 power play opportunities and scored 2 goals. The Canadiens had a solid offensive outing in this win. In the game, they earned a goal on 5 of the 29 shots they looked to score on.
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Montreal Canadiens opponents have tallied 189 power play tries (3rd in pro hockey) and have earned 49 goals in those attempts. The Canadiens have had 1,906 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .889. Montreal has tried 1,657 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.2%. While at even strength, the Canadiens have surrendered 163 goals while earning 112 as an offensive unit. Montreal has 171 power play chances and they have notched 23 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 13.45%. For the current season, they have racked up 37 points and their points percentage is .330. Regarding scoring goals, the Montreal Canadiens have notched 135 goals (31st in hockey) so far this year and have surrendered 212.
The player between the pipes for this game is Sam Montembeault. For his career, Montembeault has earned 16 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .410. His save percentage is at .895 for his 2,620 minutes guarding the cage. Montembeault has had 1,428 shot attempts taken against him and has amassed 1,278 total saves. Opponents have scored 150 goals against Montembeault in his pro career and his goals against rate is 3.44. He has amassed a mark of 15-19-7 and got the start in 39 games. Montembeault has played in 52 contests throughout his hockey career.
Their last time out, Vancouver played the Maple Leafs in a game where the Canucks got the victory by a final score of 6-4. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this contest and scored 1 goal out of those tries. The Canucks converted 6 goals of the 29 shots on goal they tried.
Vancouver has tried 1,845 shots (12th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.73%, while allowing the other team 1,801 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 70.19% on their oppositions 161 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.0%. They have recorded 182 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.88%. The Canucks have accumulated 123 goals at even strength and 38 goals (14th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 162 goals to be scored by of a combination of 114 goals at even strength and 48 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the year, the Vancouver Canucks have tallied 161 goals, 62 points, and a points percentage of .544.
On the other side of the ice you will find Thatcher Demko in goal. He has accounted for 3,361 saves out of the 3,681 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .913. Demko has compiled a lifetime record of 59-47-6 and has played in 117 games. He got the starting nod in 112 games and has played 6,812 mins. Demko's quality start percentage sits at 57.1% and he has made 64 quality starts in his pro hockey career. Opponents are averaging 2.82 goals per game and he has relinquished 320 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Montreal (+175)
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