Montreal Canadiens vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 3/17/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (-117) Jets (+103)
Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens (13-8-7) travel to Bell MTS Place on Wednesday where they'll meet the Winnipeg Jets (17-9-2). The Jets open this contest at +103 while the Canadiens are coming in at -117. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Canadiens were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 victory against the Jets in their last game. The offensive zone starts for them sat at 43.2% and they had a PDO of 112.0 in this game. They had 27 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 31 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick was 38 and the Fenwick Against sat at 45, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 45.8%. The Corsi for the Canadiens sat at 51 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 57 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 47.2%. Montreal earned 8 penalty mins in this matchup. Moreover, they had 2 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to notch 1 goal. The Canadiens had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in the victory. In the outing, they converted 4 out of the 31 shots they put on goal.
Montreal Canadiens opponents have 101 power play tries (2nd in the league) and have come away with 24 goals in those attempts. The Canadiens have had 818 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .911. Montreal has taken 921 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.8%. While at even strength, the Canadiens let the opposition score 49 goals while notching 73 on offense. Montreal skates onto the rink with 77 power play opportunities and they have added 17 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 22.08%. For the current campaign, they have recorded 33 points and their points percentage is .589. When talking about scoring goals, the Montreal Canadiens have accumulated 90 goals (10th in the NHL) so far this year and have surrendered 73.
The man in goal for this game is Carey Price. Price has taken the ice for 700 contests over the course of his professional hockey career. He has amassed an overall mark of 357-255-78 and he was named the starter in 688 games. Opponents have scored 1,719 goals versus Price in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.50. Price has seen 20,771 shots against him and has amassed 19,052 total saves. His save percentage currently is .917 for his 41,319 minutes played. During his career on the ice, Price has 396 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .576.
In their loss to Montreal, Winnipeg earned a 52.8% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Winnipeg had and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 54.2% by earning a Fenwick of 45 and the Canadiens earning a 38 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 88 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 56.8%. The Jets scored 2 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this outing and recorded 2 out of those chances.
On the campaign, the Winnipeg Jets have earned 93 goals, 36 points, in addition to a points percentage of .643. They have granted a total of 81 goals to be scored by of a combination of 65 goals at even strength and 16 goals while they were shorthanded. The Jets have racked up 71 goals at even strength and 22 goals (8th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have earned 83 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 26.51%. Winnipeg has attempted 831 shots (16th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 11.19%, while allowing the opposition 887 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 76.81% on their oppositions 69 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.9%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Connor Hellebuyck in net. He has accounted for 8,092 stops out of 8,830 shots taken, giving him a save % of .916. Hellebuyck has earned a lifetime record of 160-93-24 and has been in goal for 292 games. He has made the start in 283 games and has racked up 16,705 minutes. Hellebuyck's rate of quality starts comes out to 53.7% and he has qualified for 152 quality starting assignments in his professional career. Teams are averaging 2.65 goals per contest and he has relinquished 738 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Montreal (-117)
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