Montreal Canadiens vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 3/15/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (-109) Jets (-101)
Bell MTS Place is the venue where Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (17-8-2) will play the Montreal Canadiens (12-8-7) on Monday. The Canadiens open this contest at -109 while the Jets are coming in at -101. The total opens at 5.5.
The Canadiens were on the losing side of the ice with a 3-1 loss against the Flames in the last game they played. The Canadiens could have played much better offensively in this defeat. While out there on the ice, they were able to notch a goal on 1 out of the 25 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 2 power play chances but didn't get a goal. Montreal had 4 penalty minutes in this contest. The Corsi for the Canadiens was 41 and the Corsi against was 55 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 42.7%. Their Fenwick was 35 and the Fenwick against finished at 42, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 45.5%. They recorded 27 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 28 attempts to take control of the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 50.2% and they had a PDO of 98.3 for this one.
With respect to their scoring capabilities, the Montreal Canadiens have accumulated 86 goals (11th in pro hockey) over the course of the season and have surrendered 71. For the current campaign, they have scored 31 points and their points percentage is .574. Montreal has 75 power play chances and they have added 16 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 21.33%. When playing at even strength, the Canadiens have surrendered 49 goals while notching 70 on offense. Montreal has taken 890 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.7%. The Canadiens have had 782 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .909. Montreal Canadiens opponents have tallied 98 power play opportunities (3rd in pro hockey) and have scored 22 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Carey Price. Price has been in goal for 699 games during his NHL career. He has compiled a record of 356-255-78 and was named the starter in 687 games. Opponents have scored 1,717 goals against Price in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.50. Price has seen 20,735 shot attempts against him and has amassed 19,018 saves. His save percentage is at .917 during his 41,259 mins on the ice. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Price has accounted for 395 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .575.
In their last game, Winnipeg played the Maple Leafs in an outing where the Jets earned a win by a final of 5-2. Winnipeg went home with a 57.0% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Winnipeg had and they looked good in this game. They had a Fenwick percentage of 58.6% by tallying a Fenwick of 34 and the Maple Leafs having accrued a 24 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 106 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 44.5%. The Jets earned 5 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play chances in this one and scored 2 out of those opportunities.
For the year, the Winnipeg Jets have accumulated 91 goals, 36 points, in addition to a points percentage of .667. They have allowed 77 goals to be scored by way of 62 goals at even strength and 15 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Jets have tallied 71 goals at even strength and 20 goals (11th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 80 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 25.00%. Winnipeg has attempted 795 shots (17th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 11.45%, while allowing their opponents 856 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 77.61% on their opponents 67 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 91.0%.
Across the rink you will find Connor Hellebuyck in net. Teams are averaging 2.65 goals per contest and he has yielded 735 goals in total. Hellebuyck's percentage of quality starts comes out to 53.9% and he has made 152 quality starts in his career. He has made the start in 282 games and his ice time sits at 16,646 minutes. Hellebuyck has amassed a career mark of 160-92-24 and has played in 291 games. He has gathered 8,065 stops out of the 8,800 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .916.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Montreal (-109)
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