Colorado Avalanche vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 3/13/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Monday, March 13, 2023
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-250) Canadiens (+205)
The Montreal Canadiens (26-34-6) are welcoming the Colorado Avalanche (36-22-6) at Bell Centre on Monday. The moneyline on this contest has Colorado at -250 and Montreal is priced at +205. The betting total comes in at 7.
The Colorado Avalanche will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 3-2 victory over the Coyotes in their previous contest . Colorado accrued 2 penalty minutes in this game. Moreover, they had 3 power play opportunities and scored 1 goal. The Avalanche played like an average offensive team in this victory. While out there on the ice, they netted 3 out of the 44 shots they put on goal.
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When discussing their scoring capabilities, the Colorado Avalanche have notched 202 goals (19th in the NHL) this season and have allowed 178. For the year, they have scored 78 points and their points percentage comes in at .609. Colorado comes into tonight with 203 power play opportunities and they have added 47 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 23.15%. While at even strength, the Avalanche have conceded 137 goals while having 155 on offense. Colorado has taken 2,138 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.5%. The Avalanche have had 2,026 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .912. Colorado Avalanche opponents have totaled 198 power play opportunities (17th in the NHL) and have a total of 41 goals in those attempts.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Alexandar Georgiev. During his career on the ice, Georgiev has accumulated 90 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .549. He has a save percentage of .911 during his 9,794 mins on the ice. Georgiev has had 5,230 shots against him and he has 4,765 saves. Opponents have scored 465 goals versus Georgiev in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.85. He has amassed an overall mark of 86-62-16 and was named the starter in 164 games. Georgiev has been involved in 176 matchups over the course of his professional hockey career.
When they were on the ice last, Montreal went up against the Devils in an outing where the Canadiens ended up taking the loss by a tally of 3-1. They had 1 chance on the power play in this contest but didn't score a goal. The Canadiens scored 1 goal of the 24 shots on goal they pursued.
The Canadiens have scored 145 goals at even strength and 31 goals (29th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Montreal has attempted 1,828 shots (30th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.63%, while allowing the other team 2,228 shots. For the season, the Montreal Canadiens have earned 176 goals, 58 points, in addition to a points percentage of .439. They have allowed 234 goals to be scored by way of 177 goals at even strength and 57 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have earned 197 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 15.74%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 73.85% on the other teams 218 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.5%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Jake Allen between the pipes. Allen has compiled a lifetime mark of 182-147-38 and has participated in 391 games. Allen's rate of quality starts comes in at 53.1% and he has made 197 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has a tally of 9,888 stops out of 10,869 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .910. His opponents are averaging 2.67 goals/game and he has relinquished 981 goals altogether. He has been a starter 371 contests and has played 22,039 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado (-250)
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