Montreal Canadiens vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 2/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (-116) Jets (+105)
Bell MTS Place is the venue where Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (12-6-1) will take on the Montreal Canadiens (9-6-4) on Saturday. The Jets open this matchup at +105 while the Canadiens are coming in at -116. The total opens at 6.5.
The Canadiens were on the losing side of the ice with a 6-3 defeat to the Jets in the last game they played. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 50.0% and their PDO rating was 87.3 for this one. They earned 19 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 22 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 35 and the Fenwick Against sat at 37, giving them a Fenwick rate of 48.6%. The Corsi for the Canadiens came in at 43 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 44 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 49.4%. Montreal earned 9 penalty minutes in this contest. Moreover, they had 2 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to notch 1 goal. The Canadiens offense showed they have some room for improvement in the loss. In the game, they converted 3 out of the 21 shots they put on goal.
Regarding their scoring capabilities, the Montreal Canadiens have earned 64 goals (7th in the National Hockey League) this season and have conceded 56. For the season, they have accumulated 22 points and their points percentage is sitting at .579. Montreal has tallied 57 power play opportunities and they have tallied 11 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 19.30%. When playing at even strength, the Canadiens let the opposition score 38 goals while earning 53 on offense. Montreal has attempted 634 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.1%. The Canadiens have had 560 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .900. Montreal Canadiens opponents have earned 76 power play opportunities (2nd in hockey) and have earned 18 goals in those attempts.
The man in goal for this game is Carey Price. In his professional hockey career, Price has accounted for 390 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .572. He has a save percentage of .917 in his 40,957 minutes on the ice. Price has had 20,590 shots against him and has accrued 18,880 total saves. The opposition has been able to score 1,710 goals against Price in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.51. He has earned a mark of 353-254-77 and he started in 682 games. Price has been in goal for 694 games during his NHL career.
In their win over Montreal, the Jets PDO was 113 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 50.0%. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this game and scored 1 out of those tries. Their Fenwick rate was 51.4% by notching a Fenwick of 37 and the Canadiens earning a 35 Fenwick at even strength. The Jets recorded 6 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they were seeking. Winnipeg earned a 50.6% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Winnipeg had and we'd say they played well overall.
For the season, the Winnipeg Jets have tallied 67 goals, 25 points, in addition to a points percentage of .658. They have allowed 51 goals to be scored by of a combination of 40 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they were shorthanded. The Jets have 53 goals at even strength and 14 goals (14th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have earned 61 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 22.95%. Winnipeg has attempted 570 shots (15th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 11.75%, while allowing the other team 600 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 79.25% on their opponents 53 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.5%.
Across the ice you will find Connor Hellebuyck protecting the net. He has a tally of 7,892 stops out of the 8,609 shots tried, which gives him a percentage of .917. Hellebuyck has amassed a lifetime record of 157-90-23 and has played in 285 contests. He has started in 276 games and has been on the ice for 16,307 minutes. Hellebuyck's quality start rate is 54.0% and he has accumulated 149 quality starts in his career. Opponents are averaging 2.64 goals per game and he has allowed 717 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+105)
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