Toronto Maple Leafs vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 3/31/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
TV: Sportsnet One
Odds/Point Spread: Maple Leafs (-140) Jets (+120)
Jack Campbell and the Toronto Maple Leafs (22-10-3) go to Bell MTS Place on Wednesday where they'll meet the Winnipeg Jets (22-12-2). The moneyline on this game has the Maple Leafs coming in at -140 and the Jets are at +120. The O/U is set at 6.5.
The Maple Leafs had a rough game after their 3-2 loss against the Oilers in their last contest. The Maple Leafs didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. For the game, they scored on 2 of the 31 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 1 power play chance but didn't convert it into a score. Toronto compiled 2 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Maple Leafs was 52 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 41 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 55.9%. Their Fenwick was 44 and the Fenwick against was 29, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 60.3%. They recorded 27 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 23 attempts to win the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 51.4% and they had a PDO of 92.2 for this matchup.
The Maple Leafs have had 982 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .907. While at even strength, the Maple Leafs have surrendered 69 goals while having 90 on the offensive side of the ice. Toronto Maple Leafs opponents have recorded 97 power play opportunities (24th in professional hockey) and have earned 22 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have earned 47 points and their points percentage is sitting at .671. Toronto has attempted 1,082 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.7%. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Toronto Maple Leafs have accumulated 116 goals (6th in hockey) so far this year and have given up 91. Toronto has accumulated 100 power play chances and they have scored 26 goals out of those chances, giving them a rate of 26.00%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Jack Campbell. For his professional hockey career, Campbell has accounted for 34 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .548. His save percentage currently is at .919 during his 3,872 minutes between the pipes. Campbell has had 1,967 shot attempts against him and has accrued 1,807 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 160 goals against Campbell in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.48. He has a mark of 29-27-6 and was named the starter in 62 games. Campbell has been in goal for 70 matchups throughout his hockey career.
Their last time out, Winnipeg faced off against the Flames in a matchup where the Jets notched a victory by a final of 5-1. They had a PDO at even strength of 122 and their percentage of oZS was 45.5%. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this matchup but were not able to net one. Their Fenwick percentage was 45.8% by notching a Fenwick of 27 and the Flames having notched a 32 Fenwick at even strength. The Jets had 5 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they pursued. Winnipeg wrapped up this game with a 47.8% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Winnipeg had and it tells us that they played really well in this game.
The Jets are sitting with 92 goals at even strength and 27 goals (7th in hockey) while on the power play. Winnipeg has taken 1,064 shots (9th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 11.18%, while allowing their opponents 1,132 shots. So far this year, the Winnipeg Jets have earned 119 goals, 46 points, in addition to a points percentage of .639. They have a tally of 103 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 26.21%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 78.41% on the other teams 88 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 91.3%. They have allowed 98 goals to be scored by of a combination of 79 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Connor Hellebuyck defending the net. He has racked up 8,272 saves out of the 9,020 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .917. Hellebuyck is the owner of a career mark of 165-94-24 and has been in goal for 298 games. He got the starting nod in 289 contests and his ice time sits at 17,064 mins. Hellebuyck's rate of quality starts comes out to 54.7% and he has accumulated 158 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. His opponents are averaging 2.63 goals/game and he has allowed 748 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+120)
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