New York Islanders vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 2/11/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-154) Canadiens (+130)
The New York Islanders (27-23-5) are headed to Bell Centre on Saturday where they will take on the Montreal Canadiens (20-27-4). The moneyline on this contest has New York at -154 and Montreal is sitting at +130. The total comes in at 7.
The New York Islanders will look for better times on the ice after their 6-5 loss to the Canucks in their previous outing. New York accumulated 8 mins in the box in this contest. The Islanders had a good offensive performance in this defeat. They also had 3 attempts on the power play and scored 1 goal. For the matchup, they scored on 5 of the 29 shots they put on goal.
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New York Islanders opponents have earned 160 power play tries (17th in professional hockey) and have scored 28 goals in those attempts. The Islanders have had 1,739 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .915. New York has tried 1,683 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.5%. At even strength, the Islanders have surrendered 120 goals while notching 134 on offense. New York comes into tonight with 155 power play chances and they have tallied 25 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 16.13%. For the current campaign, the have a total of 59 points and their points percentage sits at .536. When it comes to scoring goals, the New York Islanders have accounted for 159 goals (20th in the National Hockey League) on the campaign and have allowed 148.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Ilya Sorokin. Sorokin has been involved in 114 games during his professional hockey career. He has earned an overall record of 56-41-15 and he has started in 111 games. Opponents have been able to score 261 goals against Sorokin in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.36. Sorokin has seen 3,396 shots taken against him and he has 3,135 saves. His save percentage sits at .923 for his 6,632 minutes in the crease. In his professional hockey career, Sorokin is sitting with 77 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .694.
In their last contest, Montreal faced off against the Senators in a game where the Canadiens ended up taking the loss by a tally of 5-4. They had 5 opportunities on the power play in this outing and recorded 2 out of those opportunities. The Canadiens converted 4 goals of the 32 shots on goal they took.
The Canadiens are sitting with 105 goals at even strength and 25 goals (30th in hockey) while on the power play. Montreal has tried 1,420 shots (30th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.15%, while allowing the opposition 1,733 shots. During this campaign, the Montreal Canadiens are sitting with 130 goals, 44 points, and a points percentage of .431. They have permitted 189 goals to be scored by of a combination of 140 goals at even strength and 49 goals while they were shorthanded. They have a tally of 160 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 15.63%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 72.78% on their opponents 180 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.1%.
For the opposition you are going to see Jake Allen in the crease. He has tallied 9,615 saves out of 10,574 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .909. Allen is sitting with a career mark of 178-143-37 and has participated in 382 games. He has started in 362 contests and has played for a total of 21,498 mins. Allen's quality start rate comes out to 52.2% and he has 189 quality starts in his NHL career. His opponents are averaging 2.68 goals/game and he has relinquished 959 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal (+130)
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