Edmonton Oilers vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 1/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-105) Jets (-111)
Bell MTS Place is the site where Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (3-1-0) will take on the Edmonton Oilers (2-4-0) on Sunday. The line on this contest has the Oilers coming in at -105 and the Jets are at -111. The O/U is set at 7.5.
The Oilers will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4 - 2 defeat against the Maple Leafs in their previous contest. The Oilers didn't have a great showing offensively in this loss. In the matchup, they netted 2 of the 32 shots they put on goal. They also had 2 power play chances but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Edmonton had 4 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Oilers sat at 48 and the Corsi against was 46 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 51.1%. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick against was 30, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 53.1%. They took 19 face-off wins at even strength and lost 25 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 54.5% and they had a PDO of 94.9 for this game. When it comes to their opponent, the Toronto Maple Leafs earned 29 shots. They finished with 4 minutes in the box and they earned 2 power play chances.
The man looking after the goal for Edmonton is Mikko Koskinen from Vantaa, Finland. He is 32 years old and has been on the ice a total of 355 mins in goal for the year. Koskinen is giving up 3.21 goals per contest which places him at 12th among West goalies and 24th among goalies in the NHL. So far this season, he's allowed 19 goals. His save percentage is .905 which places him at 9th among West goalies. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 15 goals which is good for 6th in the Western Conference and 11th in the league. Their goal differential is -5, which is good for 27th in the league. The Oilers have a total of 4 points, which is good for 25th in the league and 12th in the conference. When talking about shots on goal, they have a total of 192 which is good for 1st in the Western Conference and 1st in the league. As a unit, Edmonton has obtained a total of 151 hits which means they are averaging 25.2 per contest. They have a total of 93 blocks for this year.
The Jets played the Senators in a matchup where the Jets got the win by a mark of 4 - 1. Winnipeg wound up with a 58.4% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 45 and they surrendered a Corsi of 32. Their Fenwick rate came in at 57.9% by earning a Fenwick of 33 and the Senators having a 24 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Winnipeg played and they put on a good performance in this one. Their PDO at even strength was 116.3 and they had an oZS percentage of 42.5%. The Jets notched 4 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they took. They had 7 power play chances in this outing but didn't put one in the back of the net. Regarding the opposition, the Senators had 3 power play chances but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Winnipeg gave way to 29 shots on goal and the Senators racked up 27 penalty mins.
In net for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck who is playing well this season by allowing only 2.00 goals against average and that ranks him 3rd in the Western Conference and 8th among goalies in the NHL. In the 180 minutes he's been on the ice this season, he has given up 6 goals. He has a save percentage of .935, which has him ranked 2nd in the Western Conference and 6th among goalies in the NHL. In connection with goal differential, they are currently sitting 6th in the West and 12th in the league with +3. They currently have a total of 13 goals for the season which ranks 7th in the West. Winnipeg has a team save percentage of .925 which currently has them sitting 7th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.9% which is good for 6th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton (-105)
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