Vancouver Canucks vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 1/30/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+105) Jets (-125)
Braden Holtby and the Vancouver Canucks (5-5-0) are headed to Bell MTS Place on Saturday where they'll meet the Winnipeg Jets (5-2-0). The odds on this matchup have the Canucks priced at +105 and the Jets are at -125. The over/under has been set at 6.5.
The Canucks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 1 win over the Senators in their last game. The Canucks had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in this victory. In the outing, they finished 4 of the 25 shots they tried. In addition, they had 4 power play opportunities and were able to score 1 goal out of those tries. Vancouver had 17 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Canucks sat at 43 and the Corsi against was 55 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 43.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 35 while the Fenwick against sat at 38, which means they earned a rate of 47.9%. They took 17 face-off wins and were beaten on 15 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 45.5% and they had a PDO of 110.2 in this game. Regarding their opponent, the Ottawa Senators earned a total of 37 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 15 penalty mins and they tallied 5 power play opportunities.
In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Vancouver Canucks have earned 35 goals (1st in the NHL) for the season and have conceded 36. For the season, they have racked up 10 points and their points percentage is .500. Vancouver has compiled 38 power play opportunities and they have tallied 6 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 15.79%. While playing at even strength, the Canucks have surrendered 24 goals while earning 27 themselves. Vancouver has attempted 299 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.7%. The Canucks have had 371 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .903. Vancouver Canucks opponents have 48 power play opportunities (1st in pro hockey) and have tallied 10 goals in those chances.
The man in goal for this game is Braden Holtby. Over the course of his time in hockey, Holtby has accounted for 268 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .579. His save percentage currently sits at .916 during his 27,131 minutes on the ice. Holtby has seen 13,657 shots against him and has recorded 12,508 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 1,149 goals versus Holtby in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.54. He has compiled an overall record of 285-124-46 and he was named the starter in 463 games. Holtby has been involved in 473 contests throughout his hockey career.
The Jets opposed the Oilers in a matchup where the Jets took home the victory by a score of 6 - 4. Winnipeg earned a 52.8% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 38 while they surrendered a Corsi of 34. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 50.0% with a Fenwick of 29 and the Oilers having a 29 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Winnipeg had and they showed up in this game. Their PDO was 111.7 and their oZS percentage was 60.9%. The Jets notched 6 goals of the 33 shots on goal they attempted. They had 5 power play chances in this one and were able to convert 1 out of those opportunities. As for the opposition, the Oilers had 2 power play chances and took advantage of the situation by scoring 2 goals. Winnipeg conceded 26 shots on goal and the Oilers racked up a total of 10 penalty minutes.
Winnipeg has tried 228 shots (15th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 12.28%, while allowing their opponents 219 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 68.42% on their oppositions 19 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 12.3%. They have a total of 30 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 20.00%. The Jets have scored 22 goals at even strength and 6 goals (14th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 21 goals to be scored by of a combination of 15 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded. On the campaign, the Winnipeg Jets have earned 28 goals, 10 points, in addition to a points percentage of .714.
Across the ice you are going to see Connor Hellebuyck protecting the goal. Teams are averaging 2.64 goals per contest and he has yielded 690 goals altogether. Hellebuyck's rate of quality starts sits at 54.1% and he has made 144 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He was named a starter in 266 games and has played for a total of 15,706 minutes. Hellebuyck is sitting with a career record of 152-86-22 and has participated in 275 games. He has recorded 7,599 stops out of the 8,289 shots taken, which gives him a percentage of .917.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Winnipeg (-125)
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