Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers Predictions, Free NHL Pick 2/29/2020
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+121) Oilers (-134)
Mike Smith and the Edmonton Oilers (33-23-8, 3rd in the Pacific Division) play the Winnipeg Jets (33-27-6, 5th in the Central Division) at Rogers Place on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The odds on this matchup have the Jets priced at +121 and the Oilers are at -134. The total has been set at 6. The Jets cover 47.6% of the time, having gone 30-33 SU. The Oilers cover 50.0% of the time, going 31-31 straight up.
The Winnipeg Jets head into this game holding a record of 33 wins and 27 defeats, ranking them 5th in the Central Division. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 196 goals which ranks them 7th in the Western Conference and 16th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +3, ranking them 18th in the NHL. The Jets have compiled a total of 72 points, which ranks them 20th in the NHL and 9th in the conference. In discussing shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 2,063 which ranks them 6th in the conference and 11th in the NHL. As a team, Winnipeg has obtained a total of 1,383 hits which means they have an average of 21 per contest. They have compiled a total of 700 blocks for the season. Protecting the net for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck from Commerce, Michigan. He is 26 years old and has totaled 2,971 minutes in net this season. Hellebuyck is giving up an average of 2.67 goals against average which places him at 10th among West goaltenders and 23rd among goaltenders in the NHL. During this season, he's surrendered 132 goals. He holds a save % of .920 which places him at 7th among West goaltenders.
The Winnipeg Jets were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 0 win against the Washington Capitals their last time out. The Jets had a middle of the road offensive output in the win. In this outing, they converted 3 of the 32 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to net one. Winnipeg ended up with 6 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Jets was 49 and the Corsi against was 55 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 47.1%. Their Fenwick sat at 36 and the Fenwick against was 41, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 46.8%. They earned 15 face-off wins and were beaten on 27 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 51.7% and they had a PDO of 110.7 for this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Washington Capitals racked up a total of 34 shots. They finished with 6 minutes in the box and they earned 3 power play attempts.
The Oilers will be on the other side of the ice and for the current year they sit with 33 victories and 23 defeats. When discussing goal differential, they are ranked 8th in the conference and 19th in the NHL with +2. They have earned a total of 199 goals for this season which has them sitting at 6th in the conference. Edmonton has a team save percentage of .902 which is good for 18th in the NHL, meaning there should be some opportunities to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.4% which puts them at 5th in the Western Conference. In net for Edmonton is Mike Smith who is having a tough season by surrendering 2.90 goals per game and that has him ranked 18th among West goaltenders and 38th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,946 mins he has played this year, he has surrendered 94 goals. His save percentage is .903, which has him ranked 26th among West goaltenders and 50th among goalies in the NHL.
The Edmonton Oilers faced the Vegas Golden Knights in an outing where the Oilers took a loss by a score of 3 - 0. For this outing, Edmonton wound up with a 51.6% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 49 and the other team having a Corsi of 46. Their Fenwick rate came in at 51.5% by notching a Fenwick of 34 and the Golden Knights having earned a 32 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Edmonton had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their PDO at even strength was 92.0 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 52.4%. The Oilers scored 0 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. As for their opponent, the Golden Knights had 3 power play chances and were able to tally 1 goal. Edmonton gave up 33 shots on goal and the Golden Knights earned 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Edmonton (-134)
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