Vancouver Canucks vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 3/1/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Monday, March 1, 2021
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+105) Jets (-125)
Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (13-6-1) play the Vancouver Canucks (8-14-2) at Bell MTS Place on Monday. The Jets open this game at -125 while the Canucks are coming in at +105. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Canucks were on the losing side of the ice with a 3-0 defeat to the Oilers their last time out. The Canucks had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the loss. In the outing, they weren't able to convert any of the 32 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 4 chances on the power play but weren't able to score a goal. Vancouver tallied 8 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Canucks was 49 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 37 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 57.0%. Their Fenwick was 36 and the Fenwick Against sat at 25, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 59.0%. They earned 17 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 20 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 39.3% and their PDO was 95.0 for this game.
The Canucks have had 788 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .892. While at even strength, the Canucks have surrendered 67 goals while notching 54 on the offensive side of the ice. Vancouver Canucks opponents have tallied 93 power play tries (1st in pro hockey) and have notched 18 goals in those chances. For the season, they have tallied 18 points and their points % is .375. Vancouver has attempted 759 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.8%. Concerning scoring goals, the Vancouver Canucks have notched 67 goals (6th in pro hockey) so far this year and have allowed 85. Vancouver has 82 power play opportunities and they have added 13 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 15.85%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Braden Holtby. Holtby has been in goal for 478 games over the course of his hockey career. He has accumulated a record of 286-127-47 and was named the starter in 468 games. Opponents have scored 1,168 goals versus Holtby in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.56. Holtby has had 13,814 shots against him and has recorded 12,646 total saves. He has a save percentage of .915 during his 27,427 mins in the crease. Over the course of his pro career, Holtby has tallied 269 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .575.
When they took the ice last, Winnipeg opposed the Canadiens in an outing where the Jets took home the victory by a mark of 2-1. They had 3 power play opportunities in this contest and recorded 1 out of those opportunities. The Jets recorded 2 goals out of the 21 shots on goal they pursued. Their PDO at even strength was 104 and their oZS percentage was 41.2%. Winnipeg wound up with a 29.3% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Winnipeg played and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 29.5% by tallying a Fenwick of 23 and the Canadiens ending the game with a 55 Fenwick at even strength.
The Jets have accumulated 54 goals at even strength and 15 goals (13th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. Winnipeg has taken 591 shots (15th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 11.68%, while allowing the other team 641 shots. Over the course of the season, the Winnipeg Jets have a total of 69 goals, 27 points, and a points percentage of .675. They have a total of 64 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 23.44%. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.00% on the other teams 55 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 91.9%. They have permitted 52 goals to be scored by way of 41 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you will find Connor Hellebuyck in net. He has a tally of 7,932 saves out of 8,650 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .917. Hellebuyck has amassed a career mark of 158-90-23 and has participated in 286 games. He got the starting nod in 277 games and his ice time sits at 16,368 minutes. Hellebuyck's rate of quality starts comes out to 54.2% and he has made 150 quality starting assignments in his pro career. His opponents are averaging 2.63 goals per game and he has given up 718 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Vancouver (+105)
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