Vancouver Canucks vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 11/9/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (-138) Canadiens (+115)
The Montreal Canadiens (5-6-1) will try to beat the Vancouver Canucks (3-6-3) at Bell Centre on Wednesday. The odds on this game have Vancouver at -138 while Montreal is at +115. The betting total is set at 6.
The Vancouver Canucks had a decent effort after finishing in a 3-3 tie against the Predators in their previous contest . Vancouver amassed 30 penalty mins for this contest. The Canucks offense showed they have some room for improvement in this game. Additionally, they had 4 attempts on the power play and netted 1 goal. While out there on the ice, they were able to notch a goal on 3 of the 45 shots they launched.
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Vancouver Canucks opponents have 38 power play opportunities (27th in the NHL) and have a total of 15 goals in those chances. The Canucks so far have had 391 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .877. Vancouver has taken 366 shots and has a shot percentage of 11.2%. While playing at even strength, the Canucks have allowed 33 goals while having 28 of their own. Vancouver comes into the game with 43 power play opportunities and they have scored 13 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 30.23%. For the season, the have a total of 9 points and their points percentage is sitting at .375. Regarding scoring goals, the Vancouver Canucks have accumulated 41 goals (12th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have allowed 48.
The player in the crease for this game is Spencer Martin. Opponents have scored 34 goals versus Martin in his professional career and his goals against average per game is 2.76. Martin has taken the ice for 12 contests during his pro hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .918 for his 740 mins played. He has amassed a record of 5-2-5 and he has gotten the start in 12 games. Over the course of his career, Martin is sitting with 7 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .583. Martin has had 413 shots taken against him and has gathered 379 total saves.
When they were on the ice last, Montreal faced off against the Golden Knights in a matchup where the Canadiens took a loss by a score of 6-4. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game and recorded 1 out of those chances. The Canadiens netted 4 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they were seeking.
On the campaign, the Montreal Canadiens have tallied 34 goals, 11 points, as well as a points percentage of .458. They have allowed 40 goals to be scored by way of 31 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they were shorthanded. The Canadiens have accumulated 29 goals at even strength and 5 goals (30th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have a total of 33 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 15.15%. Montreal has taken 351 shots (26th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.69%, while allowing their opponents 401 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 77.50% on their oppositions 40 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 90.0%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Sam Montembeault in net. Opponents are averaging 3.47 goals per game and he has relinquished 201 goals altogether. Montembeault's quality start percentage sits at 41.5% and he has qualified for 22 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has started in 53 games and his ice time sits at 3,478 minutes. Montembeault is the owner of a lifetime record of 19-27-10 and has been in net for 67 games. He has tallied 1,699 stops out of the 1,900 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .894.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal (+115)
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