Edmonton Oilers vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 4/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Monday, April 26, 2021
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+100) Jets (-118)
Bell MTS Place is the site where Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (27-17-3) will play the Edmonton Oilers (27-16-2) on Monday. The Oilers open this game at +100 while the Jets are coming in at -118. The O/U has been set at 6.5.
The Oilers will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4-3 defeat against the Canadiens their last time on the ice. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 45.3% and they had a PDO of 100.4 in this game. They amassed 28 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 17 attempts to control the puck. Their Fenwick was 27 and the Fenwick against finished at 37, giving them a Fenwick rate of 42.2%. The Corsi for the Oilers came in at 45 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 44 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 50.6%. Edmonton garnered 13 penalty mins in this game. Additionally, they had 4 power play tries and netted 1 goal. The Oilers had an average offensive outing in the loss. In the matchup, they scored on 3 out of the 25 shots they put on goal.
Edmonton Oilers opponents have recorded 128 power play tries (23rd in hockey) and have come away with 26 goals in those chances. The Oilers have had 1,388 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .910. Edmonton has attempted 1,333 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.8%. At even strength, the Oilers let the opposition score 99 goals while having 106 when they are on offense. Edmonton has accumulated 145 power play chances and they have scored 38 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 26.21%. For the season, they have scored 56 points and their points % is .622. When talking about scoring goals, the Edmonton Oilers have notched 144 goals (12th in the league) so far this season and have conceded 125.
The man protecting the net in this game is Mike Smith. Opponents have notched 1,632 goals against Smith in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.70. Smith has been in net for 635 games during his NHL career. His save percentage sits at .912 for his 36,274 mins in the crease. He has compiled a win-loss record of 278-253-76 and he was named the starter in 594 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Smith is sitting with 317 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .534. Smith has seen 18,512 shot attempts against him and he has 16,880 saves.
In their last contest, Winnipeg played the Maple Leafs in a game where the Jets took a loss by a final of 4-1. They had 3 power play attempts in this matchup but weren't able to notch a goal. The Jets scored 1 goal out of the 26 shots on goal they took. They had a PDO at even strength of 89 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 50.0%. Winnipeg earned a 47.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Winnipeg had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their Fenwick rate came in at 46.4% with a Fenwick of 26 and the Maple Leafs finishing with a 30 Fenwick at even strength.
The Jets have accumulated 113 goals at even strength and 35 goals (6th in the league) while on the power play. Winnipeg has taken 1,395 shots (20th in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.61%, while allowing the other team 1,457 shots. For the year, the Winnipeg Jets have tallied 148 goals, 57 points, in addition to a points percentage of .606. They have a tally of 139 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 25.18%. They have a penalty kill rate of 81.10% on their oppositions 127 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 91.3%. They have allowed 127 goals to be scored by way of 103 goals at even strength and 24 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you will find Connor Hellebuyck in net. He has a tally of 8,516 saves out of 9,288 shots attempted against him, giving him a rate of .917. Hellebuyck has a lifetime mark of 169-98-25 and has been in goal for 308 games. He has started in 299 games and has played 17,613 mins. Hellebuyck's percentage of quality starts sits at 54.5% and he has 163 quality starts in his pro hockey career. His opponents are averaging 2.63 goals per game and he has allowed 772 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Winnipeg (-118)
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