Montreal Canadiens vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 6/4/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Friday, June 4, 2021
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+106) Jets (-130)
Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (30-23-3) play the Montreal Canadiens (24-21-11) at Bell MTS Place on Friday in Game 2 of their series. The moneyline on this contest has the Canadiens coming in at +106 and the Jets are at -130. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Canadiens had a good night with a 5-3 victory against the Jets in Game 1. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 60.0% and their PDO was 106.3 in this one. They accumulated 20 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 19 opportunities to control the puck. Their Fenwick was 37 and the Fenwick against finished at 28, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 56.9%. The Corsi for the Canadiens was 44 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 35 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 55.7%. Montreal earned 21 mins in the box for this game. Moreover, they had 4 power play attempts and were able to net 1 goal. The Canadiens had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in this win. For the matchup, they earned a goal on 5 out of the 33 shots they launched.
The Canadiens have had 1,579 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .896. While playing at even strength, the Canadiens have allowed the opponent to score 128 goals while scoring 129 of their own. Montreal Canadiens opponents have totaled 172 power play opportunities (7th in hockey) and have tallied 37 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have accumulated 59 points and their points % is .527. Montreal has taken 1,746 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.1%. With respect to their scoring capabilities, the Montreal Canadiens have accumulated 158 goals (17th in the league) this year and have allowed 165. Montreal is sitting with 151 power play opportunities and they have tallied 29 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 19.21%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Carey Price. Opponents have scored 1,737 goals against Price in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.50. Price has been in net for 707 matchups over the course of his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .917 for his 41,707 minutes played. He has amassed an overall mark of 360-257-79 and he started in 695 games. Over the course of his pro career, Price has accounted for 399 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .574. Price has seen 20,911 shot attempts against him and has gathered 19,174 saves.
In their Game 1 loss, the Jets PDO at even strength was 94 and they had an oZS percentage of 40.0%. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick rate came in at 43.1% by notching a Fenwick of 28 and the Canadiens ending the game with a 37 Fenwick. The Jets scored 3 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they pursued. Winnipeg wrapped up this game with a 44.3% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Winnipeg had and you can say they had a mediocre outing.
The Jets have 133 goals at even strength and 37 goals (8th in hockey) while on the power play. Winnipeg has taken 1,661 shots (17th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.23%, while allowing the opposition 1,713 shots. So far this year, the Winnipeg Jets have notched a total of 170 goals, 63 points, as well as a points percentage of .563. They have earned 161 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 22.98%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 80.54% on their opponents 149 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.1%. They have permitted 152 goals to be scored by of a combination of 123 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you will find Connor Hellebuyck in net. The opposition is averaging 2.63 goals/game and he has yielded 789 goals in total. Hellebuyck's quality start percentage is 54.6% and he has 167 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has been a starter 306 games and has played for a total of 18,009 mins. Hellebuyck is the owner of a career mark of 172-102-25 and has been in goal for 315 games. He has racked up 8,696 saves out of the 9,485 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .917.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Montreal (+106)
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