Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers Predictions, NHL Expert Picks 3/11/2020
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+124) Oilers (-137)
Mike Smith and the Edmonton Oilers (37-24-9, 2nd in the Pacific Division) play the Winnipeg Jets (36-28-6, 4th in the Central Division) at Rogers Place on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The Jets open this matchup at +124 while the Oilers are priced at -137. The total is set at 6. The Jets are covering 49.3% of the time, having gone 33-34 SU. The Oilers are covering 51.5% of the time, going 35-33 straight up.
The Winnipeg Jets step onto the ice holding a record of 36 wins and 28 defeats, putting them at 4th in the Central Division. So far this year, they have scored a total of 209 goals which is 7th in the West and 16th in the league. Their goal differential is +10, putting them at 12th in the league. The Jets currently have a total of 78 points, which is 17th in the league and 7th in the conference. When it comes to shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 2,197 which is 7th in the West and 14th in the league. As a group, Winnipeg has racked up a total of 1,450 hits which means they are averaging 20.7 per game. They currently have a total of 752 blocks for this season. The man between the pipes for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck from Commerce, Michigan. He is 26 years old and has been on the ice a total of 3,209 mins defending the goal this year. Hellebuyck is conceding an average of 2.58 GAA which ranks him 7th among Western Conference goaltenders and 16th in the NHL. During this season, he has surrendered 138 goals. He's earned a save % of .922 which ranks him 4th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Winnipeg Jets were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 2 victory against the Arizona Coyotes in their previous contest. The Jets had a solid offensive output in this victory. In this matchup, they converted 4 of the 34 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to score a goal. Winnipeg racked up a total of 9 penalty minutes for this outing. The Corsi for the Jets was 56 and the Corsi against was 53 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 51.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 43 and the Fenwick against was 45, which means they earned a rate of 48.9%. They won 36 face-off wins at even strength and lost 21 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 71.9% and they had a PDO of 107.6 in this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Arizona Coyotes racked up 38 shots. They finished with 9 minutes in the box and they earned 2 power play attempts.
The Oilers are the team looking to add points to their total and for the current year they have 37 victories and 24 losses. In terms of goal differential, they currently sit 5th in the Western Conference and 13th in the NHL with +10. They have earned a total of 221 goals for this season which is good for 3rd in the conference. Edmonton has a team save % of .906 which currently has them sitting 14th in the NHL, which means there should be some chances to score. They are shooting 10.7% ranking them 1st in the Western Conference. In net for Edmonton is Mike Smith who is having a rough season by giving up 2.94 goals against average and that ranks him 22nd among West goalies and 44th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 2,099 minutes he has been on the ice this year, he's surrendered 103 goals. He has a save % of .903, which ranks him 28th among West goalies and 52nd in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Edmonton Oilers faced the Vegas Golden Knights in a matchup where the Oilers took a loss by a tally of 3 - 2. In this outing, Edmonton had a 43.1% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 50 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 66. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 40.7% with a Fenwick of 35 and the Golden Knights having earned a 51 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Edmonton played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. They had a PDO of 103.6 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 42.1%. The Oilers scored 2 goals out of the 24 shots on goal they tried. They had 1 power play chance in this outing but didn't put one in the back of the net. Regarding their opponent, the Golden Knights had 2 power play opportunities and went on to score 1 goal. Edmonton gave up 48 shots on goal and the Golden Knights ended up with 2 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+124)
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