Edmonton Oilers vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 1/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-120) Jets (+100)
Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (4-2-0) play the Edmonton Oilers (3-4-0) at Bell MTS Place on Tuesday. The Oilers open this contest at -120 while the Jets are priced at +100. The over/under is set at 6.5.
The Oilers were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 3 win against the Jets the last time they stepped on the ice. The Oilers had a solid offensive output and it showed in this win. In the game, they netted 4 of the 38 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Edmonton racked up 4 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Oilers was 54 and the Corsi against was 62 giving them a Corsi percentage of 46.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 41 while the Fenwick against was 49, which tells us they had a rate of 45.6%. They took 24 face-off wins at even strength and lost 22 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 40.4% and they had a PDO of 106.9 for this game. Regarding their opponent, the Winnipeg Jets earned a total of 38 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 6 penalty minutes and they notched 2 power play chances.
Edmonton Oilers opponents have 20 power play tries (17th in hockey) and have tallied 5 goals in those attempts. The Oilers have had 238 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .903. Edmonton has taken 230 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.3%. When at even strength, the Oilers have given up 16 goals while notching 14. Edmonton skates onto the rink with 26 power play chances and they have tallied 3 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 11.54%. For the current season, they have 6 points and their points percentage comes in at .429. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Edmonton Oilers have notched 19 goals (9th in the league) on the season and have given up 23.
The man protecting the net in this game is Mikko Koskinen. In his professional hockey career, Koskinen has accounted for 47 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .495. His save percentage currently sits at .909 for his 5,732 mins played. Koskinen has had 3,081 shots against him and has amassed 2,801 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 280 goals versus Koskinen in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.93. He has a win-loss mark of 48-39-9 and he has gotten the start in 95 games. Koskinen has participated in 104 matchups over the course of his professional hockey career.
In their loss to Edmonton, Winnipeg earned a 53.4% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 62 while they conceded a Corsi of 54. Their Fenwick rate came in at 54.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 49 and the Oilers earning a 41 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Winnipeg played and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. Their PDO was 93.1 and they earned an oZS percentage of 59.3%. The Jets converted 3 goals of the 38 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing and scored 1 out of those chances. In discussing their opponent, the Oilers had 3 power play chances but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Winnipeg gave way to 38 shots on goal and the Oilers racked up a total of 4 penalty minutes.
This season, the Winnipeg Jets have a total of 22 goals, 8 points, as well as a points percentage of .667. They have granted a total of 17 goals to be scored by of a combination of 13 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Jets have tallied 17 goals at even strength and 5 goals (11th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have earned 25 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 20.00%. Winnipeg has attempted 195 shots (7th in the league) and has accumluated a shot percentage of 11.28%, while allowing their opponents 193 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 76.47% on the other teams 17 power play chances, and their save percentage is 11.3%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Connor Hellebuyck in net. He has recorded 7,577 saves out of the 8,263 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .917. Hellebuyck has accrued a career record of 151-86-22 and has been in net for 274 games. He has started in 265 games and has been on the ice for 15,646 minutes. Hellebuyck's percentage of quality starts comes out to 54.3% and he has made 144 quality starting assignments in his pro career. His opponents are averaging 2.63 goals per contest and he has conceded 686 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Edmonton (-120)
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