Edmonton Oilers vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 4/17/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-105) Jets (-115)
Bell MTS Place is the venue where Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (27-14-3) will take on the Edmonton Oilers (25-15-2) on Saturday. The Oilers open this game at -105 while the Jets are priced at -115. The total opens at 6.
The Oilers will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-0 loss against the Flames in their previous game. Their offensive zone starts came in at 57.6% and their PDO was 81.0 in this one. They compiled 27 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 18 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 25 and the Fenwick against was 35, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 41.7%. The Corsi for the Oilers came in at 36 and the Corsi against was 45 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 44.4%. Edmonton had 4 penalty minutes for this game. In addition, they had 2 attempts on the power play but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Oilers didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. For the matchup, they went scoreless on the 17 shots they looked to score on.
The Oilers have had 1,308 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .908. While playing at even strength, the Oilers let the opposition score 95 goals while getting 99 themselves. Edmonton Oilers opponents have recorded 119 power play opportunities (23rd in pro hockey) and have earned 25 goals in those chances. For the current season, they have racked up 52 points and their points percentage is .619. Edmonton has attempted 1,247 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.8%. Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Edmonton Oilers have tallied 134 goals (10th in pro hockey) for the year and have conceded 120. Edmonton skates onto the rink with 131 power play chances and they have notched 35 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 26.72%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Mikko Koskinen. Opponents have been able to score 319 goals against Koskinen in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.95. Koskinen has been in net for 118 games throughout his hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .908 for his 6,500 minutes in the crease. He has compiled an overall record of 55-46-9 and was named the starter in 108 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Koskinen is sitting with 54 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .500. Koskinen has seen 3,474 shot attempts against him and he has 3,155 total saves.
In their last game, Winnipeg opposed the Maple Leafs in an outing where the Jets took home the victory by a mark of 5-2. Winnipeg wound up with a 41.4% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Winnipeg played and they showed up in this game. Their Fenwick percentage was 38.7% by accumulating a Fenwick of 24 and the Maple Leafs having a 38 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO of 108 and they had an oZS percentage of 52.4%. The Jets earned 5 goals out of the 24 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this outing and recorded 2 out of those opportunities.
So far this year, the Winnipeg Jets have accounted for 144 goals, 57 points, in addition to a points percentage of .648. They have granted a total of 115 goals to be scored by way of 93 goals at even strength and 22 goals while they were shorthanded. The Jets have earned 109 goals at even strength and 35 goals (4th in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have a total of 131 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 26.72%. Winnipeg has put up 1,306 shots (10th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 11.03%, while allowing the other team 1,362 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 81.03% on their opponents 116 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 91.6%.
For the opposition you are likely to see Connor Hellebuyck patrolling the crease. Hellebuyck holds a career record of 169-96-25 and has been in goal for 305 games. Hellebuyck's percentage of quality starts is 54.7% and he has made 162 quality starts in his NHL career. He has a tally of 8,458 stops out of the 9,221 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .917. His opposition is averaging 2.62 goals per game and he has given up 763 goals overall. He was named a starter in 296 games and has played for a total of 17,484 minutes.
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Tony's Pick: Take Winnipeg (-115)
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