Edmonton Oilers vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 5/23/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Mike Smith and the Edmonton Oilers (35-19-2) travel to Bell MTS Place on Sunday where they'll meet the Winnipeg Jets (30-23-3).
The Oilers had a rough game after their 4-1 defeat to the Jets in their previous contest. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 74.2% and they had a PDO of 84.9 for this matchup. They accrued 18 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 28 attempts to control the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 45 and the Fenwick against was 29, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 60.8%. The Corsi for the Oilers was sitting at 62 and the Corsi against was 37 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 62.6%. Edmonton amassed 2 penalty minutes in this contest. Moreover, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to notch a goal. The Oilers left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the defeat. For the outing, they converted 1 of the 33 shots they looked to score on.
The Oilers have had 1,717 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .910. When playing at even strength, the Oilers have allowed 127 goals while notching 135 themselves. Edmonton Oilers opponents have recorded 154 power play opportunities (22nd in hockey) and have tallied 27 goals in those chances. For the season, they have scored 72 points and their points percentage sits at .643. Edmonton has attempted 1,674 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.9%. Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Edmonton Oilers have accumulated 183 goals (7th in the National Hockey League) on the campaign and have conceded 154. Edmonton comes into tonight with 174 power play opportunities and they have notched 48 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 27.59%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Mike Smith. Smith has participated in 642 games over the course of his NHL career. He has amassed a win-loss record of 283-254-76 and he started in 600 games. Opponents have tallied 1,646 goals versus Smith in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.69. Smith has had 18,715 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 17,069 saves. His save percentage is .912 for his 36,680 minutes on the ice. Over the course of his pro career, Smith has 320 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .533.
In their last outing, Winnipeg faced the Oilers in a game where the Jets earned a win by a final of 4-1. They had a PDO of 115 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 25.8%. They had 1 power play chance in this matchup but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Their Fenwick percentage was 39.2% by amassing a Fenwick of 29 and the Oilers earning a 45 Fenwick at even strength. The Jets netted 4 goals of the 22 shots on goal they took. Winnipeg had a 37.4% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Winnipeg played and they played a solid game.
The Jets have racked up 133 goals at even strength and 37 goals (8th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. Winnipeg has tried 1,661 shots (17th in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.23%, while allowing the other team 1,713 shots. So far this year, the Winnipeg Jets have accumulated 170 goals, 63 points, in addition to a points percentage of .563. They have recorded 161 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 22.98%. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.54% on the other teams 149 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.1%. They have allowed 152 goals to be scored by way of 123 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Connor Hellebuyck in net. His opposition is averaging 2.63 goals/game and he has allowed 789 goals overall. Hellebuyck's percentage of quality starts is 54.6% and he has made 167 quality starts in his hockey career. He has been a starter 306 games and his ice time sits at 18,009 minutes. Hellebuyck has accrued a career record of 172-102-25 and has been in goal for 315 games. He has a tally of 8,696 saves out of the 9,485 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .917.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Winnipeg
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