Ottawa Senators vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 1/23/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+120) Jets (-140)
Matt Murray and the Ottawa Senators (1-2-1) go to Bell MTS Place on Saturday where they'll meet the Winnipeg Jets (3-1-0). The Senators open this game at +120 while the Jets are coming in at -140. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Senators were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4 - 1 defeat against the Jets in their last contest. The Senators had a below average offensive performance in the loss. For the matchup, they earned a goal on 1 out of the 29 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 3 power play chances but weren't able to score. Ottawa earned a total of 27 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Senators sat at 32 and the Corsi against was 45 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 41.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 24 while the Fenwick against was 33, which tells us they had a rate of 42.1%. They won 17 face-off wins at even strength and lost 17 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 57.5% and they had a PDO of 83.7 for this one. Concerning opponent stats, the Winnipeg Jets tallied a total of 29 shots. They had 19 minutes in the box and they tallied 7 power play attempts.
Looking after the goal for Ottawa is Matt Murray from Surrey, British Columbia. He is 26 years old and has totaled 222 mins protecting the net for the season. Murray is allowing an average of 3.79 GAA which has him ranking 16th among Eastern Conference goalies and 28th in the NHL. During this season, he has given up 14 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .880 which has him ranking 15th among Eastern Conference goalies. Thus far in the season, they have racked up a total of 11 goals which ranks them 7th in the conference and 15th in the league. Their goal differential is -3, ranking them 22nd in the league. The Senators have compiled a total of 3 points, which ranks them 26th in the league and 14th in the East. In discussing shots on goal, they have compiled a total of 113 which ranks them 8th in the East and 19th in the league. As a team, Ottawa has earned a total of 134 hits which means they have an average of 33.5 per game. They have compiled a total of 59 blocks for this season.
In their win over Ottawa, Winnipeg wound up with a 58.4% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 45 and they conceded a Corsi of 32. Their Fenwick rate was 57.9% by way of having a Fenwick of 33 and the Senators earning a 24 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Winnipeg played and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their PDO was 116.3 and their percentage of oZS was 42.5%. The Jets notched 4 goals of the 29 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 7 power play opportunities in this one but were not able to net one. In discussing the opposition, the Senators had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to take advantage of it. Winnipeg conceded 29 shots on goal and the Senators racked up 27 minutes in the box.
In goal for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck who is having a good year by giving up only 2.00 goals per contest and that has him 3rd in the West and 8th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 180 mins he's been on the ice, he has given up 6 goals. He holds a save % of .935, which ranks him 3rd in the West and 7th in the NHL among goaltenders. With reference to goal differential, they are ranked 6th in the West and 12th in the league with +3. They have earned a total of 13 goals for the year which is 5th in the Western Conference. Winnipeg has a save % as a team of .925 which currently has them ranked 7th in the league, which means they are a tough group to score against. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.9% which is good for 4th in the West.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ottawa (+120)
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