Montreal
Canadiens
Stadium Bell Centre
27-26-8 Overall | 8-10-2 ATLANTIC 6th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Canadiens184188 18.79%
Schedule
Regular season
Sat  2/1
vs
Panthers
W4-0
Sun  2/2
vs
Blue Jackets
L3-4
Tue  2/4
@
Devils
W / SO5-4
Thu  2/6
vs
Ducks
W / OT3-2
Sat  2/8
vs
Maple Leafs
W / OT2-1
Mon  2/10
vs
Coyotes
L2-3
Wed  2/12
@
Bruins
L1-4
Fri  2/14
@
Penguins
L1-4
Sat  2/15
vs
Stars
L / OT3-4
Tue  2/18
@
Red Wings
TSN27:30pm
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.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
40 Armia, Joel RW6-421305/31/1993No College
8 Chiarot, Ben D6-322505/09/1991No College
21 Cousins, Nick LW5-1118307/20/1993No College
24 Danault, Phillip C6-120102/24/1993No College
13 Domi, Max C5-1019203/02/1995No College
92 Drouin, Jonathan LW6-019703/28/1995No College
71 Evans, Jake C6-118606/02/1996No College
32 Folin, Christian D6-420402/09/1991No College
11 Gallagher, Brendan RW5-918405/06/1992No College
17 Kovalchuk, Ilya LW6-322204/15/1983No College
77 Kulak, Brett D6-219001/06/1994No College
62 Lehkonen, Artturi LW6-017607/04/1995No College
39 Lindgren, Charlie G6-118212/18/1993No College
53 Mete, Victor D5-918706/07/1998No College
--- Ouellet, Xavier 6-019607/29/1993No College
26 Petry, Jeff D6-320112/09/1987No College
31 Price, Carey G6-321708/16/1987No College
28 Scandella, Marco D6-321202/23/1990No College
14 Suzuki, Nick C5-1120108/10/1999No College
90 Tatar, Tomas LW5-1018312/01/1990No College
44 Thompson, Nate C6-120510/05/1984No College
43 Weal, Jordan RW5-1018004/15/1992No College
22 Weise, Dale RW6-220608/05/1988No College