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|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
The Canadiens are not contenders to win the championship at 60/1, 1.6%. They are not a good bet to win the championship. Their 1.1% chance is #15 in the league. In simulations, they win the East 2.8% of the time and are not a good value at 30/1, 3.2%. The Canadiens are averaging 92.4 points per sim which makes them a solid bet to go over 89.5. At +145 the Canadiens are a good value to make the playoffs with a 56.2% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 60/1, 1.6%. They win the division in 2% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #7 in the East.
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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES
Based on last season's game odds they 'should have had' 40.7 wins. Their 44-30-8 record last season was ahead of what was expected of them. Taking them on the money line in every game turned a +192 profit. They had a strong puck line record going 48-34 for (+931 profit). More of their games came in under (45) than went over (34). Based on computer simulations they only have a 43% chance to beat the Hurricanes in their next game. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).
TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
Their record is better than it should be. Since 10/2/2018 their average goal differential is +0.12 (includes playoff games) which ranks #17 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #13. This is a relatively better home team than a road team. They are the #9 ranked team in goal differential in home games, vs #17 in road games.
OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):
DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):
TEAM FANTASY LEADERS
The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Carey Price who is projected to be the #16 Goalie. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.
|40||Armia, Joel||RW||6-4||213||05/31/1993||No College|
|8||Chiarot, Ben||D||6-3||225||05/09/1991||No College|
|21||Cousins, Nick||LW||5-11||183||07/20/1993||No College|
|24||Danault, Phillip||C||6-1||201||02/24/1993||No College|
|13||Domi, Max||C||5-10||192||03/02/1995||No College|
|92||Drouin, Jonathan||LW||6-0||197||03/28/1995||No College|
|71||Evans, Jake||C||6-1||186||06/02/1996||No College|
|32||Folin, Christian||D||6-4||204||02/09/1991||No College|
|11||Gallagher, Brendan||RW||5-9||184||05/06/1992||No College|
|17||Kovalchuk, Ilya||LW||6-3||222||04/15/1983||No College|
|77||Kulak, Brett||D||6-2||190||01/06/1994||No College|
|62||Lehkonen, Artturi||LW||6-0||176||07/04/1995||No College|
|39||Lindgren, Charlie||G||6-1||182||12/18/1993||No College|
|53||Mete, Victor||D||5-9||187||06/07/1998||No College|
|---||Ouellet, Xavier||6-0||196||07/29/1993||No College|
|26||Petry, Jeff||D||6-3||201||12/09/1987||No College|
|31||Price, Carey||G||6-3||217||08/16/1987||No College|
|28||Scandella, Marco||D||6-3||212||02/23/1990||No College|
|14||Suzuki, Nick||C||5-11||201||08/10/1999||No College|
|90||Tatar, Tomas||LW||5-10||183||12/01/1990||No College|
|44||Thompson, Nate||C||6-1||205||10/05/1984||No College|
|43||Weal, Jordan||RW||5-10||180||04/15/1992||No College|
|22||Weise, Dale||RW||6-2||206||08/05/1988||No College|