Ottawa Senators vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 5/8/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+200) Jets (-240)
Bell MTS Place is the venue where Laurent Brossoit and the Winnipeg Jets (28-21-3) will take on the Ottawa Senators (21-27-5) on Saturday. The Jets open this game at -240 while the Senators are priced at +200. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Senators came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5-1 win over the Canadiens in their last outing. The Senators had a impressive offensive output in this victory. In the outing, they earned a goal on 5 of the 34 shots they launched. Moreover, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Ottawa compiled 6 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Senators was sitting at 47 and the Corsi against was 59 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 44.3%. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick against was 41, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 45.3%. They compiled 28 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 27 attempts to win the face-off. Their offensive zone starts sat at 32.1% and their PDO was 116.0 in this game.
In regard to their scoring capabilities, the Ottawa Senators have accounted for 146 goals (18th in hockey) so far this season and have allowed 178. For the year, they have racked up 47 points and their points percentage is .443. Ottawa has accumulated 165 power play opportunities and they have added 26 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 15.76%. While at even strength, the Senators have conceded 144 goals while scoring 120 on the offensive side of the ice. Ottawa has tried 1,592 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 9.2%. The Senators have had 1,701 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .895. Ottawa Senators opponents have amassed 163 power play opportunities (9th in professional hockey) and have earned 34 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Filip Gustavsson. Gustavsson has participated in 6 games throughout his hockey career. He has compiled an overall record of 3-1-2 and he started in 5 games. Opponents have scored 10 goals against Gustavsson in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 1.87. Gustavsson has had 179 shots against him and has recorded 169 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .944 in his 322 minutes guarding the cage. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Gustavsson has 4 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .800.
In their last contest, Winnipeg went up against the Flames in a game where the Jets got the win by a final of 4-0. Their PDO was 113 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 56.0%. They had 3 chances on the power play in this outing and scored 1 out of those opportunities. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 38.9% by way of having a Fenwick of 21 and the Flames earning a 33 Fenwick. The Jets had 4 goals out of the 19 shots on goal they pursued. Winnipeg wound up with a 40.3% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Winnipeg had and they showed up in this game.
The Jets have scored 121 goals at even strength and 37 goals (7th in the league) while on the power play. Winnipeg has put up 1,532 shots (23rd in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.31%, while allowing the other team 1,599 shots. On the year, the Winnipeg Jets have accumulated 158 goals, 59 points, as well as a points percentage of .567. They have a total of 153 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 24.18%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 80.28% on their opponents 142 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 91.1%. They have permitted 143 goals to be scored by of a combination of 115 goals at even strength and 28 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Laurent Brossoit between the pipes. He has accrued 1,989 saves out of 2,190 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .908. Brossoit is the owner of a career record of 32-31-5 and has been in net for 81 contests. He has started in 64 games and has played for a total of 4,271 minutes. Brossoit's quality start percentage comes out to 54.7% and he has accumulated 35 quality starts in his pro hockey career. His opponents are averaging 2.82 goals per game and he has allowed 201 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Winnipeg (-240)
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