Montreal Canadiens vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 3/14/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+240) Penguins (-300)
The Montreal Canadiens (26-34-6) are on their way to PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday where they will try to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins (34-22-10). The moneyline on this matchup has Montreal at +240 and Pittsburgh is priced at -300. The total has been set at 7.
The Montreal Canadiens will need a bounce back game after taking a 3-1 defeat to the Devils in their previous contest . Montreal accrued 2 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Canadiens left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the defeat. Moreover, they had 1 chance with extra men on the ice but weren't able to net one. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 1 of the 24 shots they attempted.
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Montreal Canadiens opponents have tallied 218 power play opportunities (8th in hockey) and have earned 57 goals in those chances. The Canadiens so far have had 2,228 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .895. Montreal has attempted 1,828 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.6%. While playing at even strength, the Canadiens let the opposition score 177 goals while notching 145 themselves. Montreal has accumulated 197 power play chances and they have notched 31 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 15.74%. For the current season, they have tallied 58 points and their points % is .439. With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the Montreal Canadiens have accounted for 176 goals (28th in the league) for the season and have allowed 234.
The man in net for this game is Sam Montembeault. Montembeault has played in 91 matchups over the course of his NHL career. He has earned a mark of 29-39-12 and he was named the starter in 77 games. Opponents have racked up 282 goals against Montembeault in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 3.45. Montembeault has seen 2,719 shot attempts against him and has accrued 2,437 saves. His save percentage currently sits at .896 in his 4,899 mins played. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Montembeault has compiled 35 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .455.
When they were on the ice last, Pittsburgh went up against the Rangers in a game where the Penguins notched a victory by a final of 3-2. They had 4 chances on the power play in this one and scored 2 out of those tries. The Penguins recorded 3 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they tried.
So far this season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have 216 goals, 78 points, in addition to a points percentage of .591. They have granted a total of 209 goals to be scored by way of 166 goals at even strength and 43 goals while they were shorthanded. The Penguins have tallied 167 goals at even strength and 49 goals (9th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 229 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 21.40%. Pittsburgh has taken 2,237 shots (5th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.66%, while allowing the other team 2,221 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 79.72% on the other teams 212 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.6%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Tristan Jarry in net. He has racked up 5,183 saves out of the 5,668 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .914. Jarry is the owner of a career mark of 113-54-19 and has played in 194 games. He got the starting nod in 186 games and has played for a total of 11,080 mins. Jarry's percentage of quality starts is 60.8% and he has accumulated 113 quality starting assignments in his career. His opponents are averaging 2.63 goals per game and he has given up 485 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Montreal (+240)
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