Vancouver Canucks vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 3/2/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+122) Jets (-142)
Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (13-6-1) play the Vancouver Canucks (8-14-2) at Bell MTS Place on Tuesday. The Canucks open this game at +122 while the Jets are coming in at -142. The total has been set at 6.5.
The Canucks were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 3-0 loss against the Oilers their last time out. The offensive zone starts for them were at 39.3% and they had a PDO of 95.0 for this game. They accumulated 17 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 20 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 36 and the Fenwick against finished at 25, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 59.0%. The Corsi for the Canucks was 49 and the Corsi against was 37 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 57.0%. Vancouver tallied 8 minutes in the box in this game. Additionally, they had 4 attempts on the power play but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Canucks didn't have their best offensive outing in this defeat. For the outing, they weren't able to score on any of the 32 shots they tried.
The Canucks have had 788 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .892. When playing at even strength, the Canucks have conceded 67 goals while getting 54 when they are on offense. Vancouver Canucks opponents have 93 power play opportunities (1st in the NHL) and have come away with 18 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have tallied 18 points and their points percentage sits at .375. Vancouver has taken 759 shots and has a shot percentage of 8.8%. In terms of scoring goals, the Vancouver Canucks have racked up 67 goals (7th in hockey) so far this year and have given up 85. Vancouver comes into tonight with 82 power play opportunities and they have scored 13 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a rate of 15.85%.
The player in the crease for this game is Thatcher Demko. In his career, Demko is sitting with 27 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .563. His save percentage currently is at .905 in his 2,948 mins in the crease. Demko has seen 1,595 shots taken against him and he has 1,443 saves. Opponents have scored 152 goals versus Demko in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 3.09. He has earned an overall record of 22-22-4 and was named the starter in 48 games. Demko has taken the ice for 51 games over the course of his professional hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, Winnipeg faced off against the Canadiens in a matchup where the Jets got the victory by a mark of 2-1. They had 3 power play attempts in this matchup and recorded 1 out of those chances. The Jets notched 2 goals out of the 21 shots on goal they pursued. They had a PDO of 104 and they earned an oZS percentage of 41.2%. Winnipeg wound up with a 29.3% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Winnipeg had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their Fenwick rate was 29.5% by accumulating a Fenwick of 23 and the Canadiens earning a 55 Fenwick at even strength.
Winnipeg has put up 591 shots (17th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 11.68%, while allowing the opposition 641 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 80.00% on the other teams 55 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 91.9%. They have a tally of 64 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 23.44%. The Jets have racked up 54 goals at even strength and 15 goals (13th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 52 goals to be scored by way of 41 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they were shorthanded. Over the course of the season, the Winnipeg Jets have a total of 69 goals, 27 points, as well as a points percentage of .675.
Across the ice you will find Connor Hellebuyck patrolling the crease. His opponents are averaging 2.63 goals/game and he has surrendered 718 goals altogether. Hellebuyck's rate of quality starts sits at 54.2% and he has earned 150 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has been a starter 277 contests and has been on the ice for 16,368 minutes. Hellebuyck is the owner of a career mark of 158-90-23 and has participated in 286 games. He has recorded 7,932 saves out of 8,650 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .917.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Winnipeg (-142)
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