Ottawa Senators vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 2/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+179) Jets (-199)
Matt Murray and the Ottawa Senators (2-12-1) go to Bell MTS Place on Saturday where they'll meet the Winnipeg Jets (8-4-1). The Senators open this game at +179 while the Jets are priced at -199. The O/U has been set at 6.5.
The Senators will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-1 defeat to the Jets in their last contest. The Senators didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. In the outing, they earned a goal on 1 out of the 42 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 2 chances on the power play but weren't able to net one. Ottawa accumulated 4 mins in the box in this contest. The Corsi for the Senators came in at 65 and the Corsi against was 41 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 61.3%. Their Fenwick was 54 and the Fenwick against finished at 32, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 62.8%. They amassed 22 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 21 attempts to take control of the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they sat at 45.8% and their PDO was 85.2 for this game.
The Senators have had 462 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .864. While at even strength, the Senators have given up 47 goals while notching 24 when they are on offense. Ottawa Senators opponents have 54 power play opportunities (5th in the league) and have earned 14 goals in those chances. For the season, they have 5 points and their points percentage is .167. Ottawa has tried 482 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 6.6%. With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Ottawa Senators have notched 32 goals (23rd in the league) this year and have conceded 63. Ottawa has accounted for 60 power play chances and they have scored 8 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 13.33%.
The player in the crease for this game is Matt Murray. Murray has taken the ice for 211 games over the course of his hockey career. He has accumulated a mark of 119-60-20 and was named the starter in 204 games. Opponents have racked up 542 goals versus Murray in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.72. Murray has seen 6,191 shot attempts against him and has recorded 5,649 total saves. His save percentage currently sits at .912 for his 11,967 minutes between the pipes. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Murray has tallied 104 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .510.
In their win over Ottawa, Winnipeg had 2 power play chances in this game and scored 1 out of those attempts. The Jets converted 5 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they attempted. Their PDO at even strength was 115 and their oZS percentage was 54.2%. Winnipeg wound up with a 38.7% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Winnipeg played and they showed out in this one. Their Fenwick percentage was 37.2% with a Fenwick of 32 and the Senators ending the game with a 54 Fenwick at even strength.
On the season, the Winnipeg Jets are sitting with 46 goals, 17 points, and a points percentage of .654. They have granted a total of 35 goals to be scored by of a combination of 28 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they were shorthanded. The Jets have accumulated 35 goals at even strength and 10 goals (14th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 44 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 22.73%. Winnipeg has taken 388 shots (12th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 11.86%, while allowing the opposition 412 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 80.56% on their oppositions 36 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 11.9%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Connor Hellebuyck in goal. He has racked up 7,749 stops out of the 8,450 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .917. Hellebuyck has amassed a lifetime mark of 154-88-23 and has been in net for 280 contests. He has made the start in 271 games and has racked up 16,008 minutes. Hellebuyck's rate of quality starts is 54.2% and he has 147 quality starting assignments in his professional career. Opponents are averaging 2.63 goals per contest and he has relinquished 701 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ottawa (+179)
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