Winnipeg Jets vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 11/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (-121) Blue Jackets (+100)
Elvis Merzlikins and the Columbus Blue Jackets (10-6-0) host the Winnipeg Jets (9-5-4) at Nationwide Arena on Wednesday. The Blue Jackets open this matchup at +100 while the Jets are coming in at -121. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Jets will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3-1 defeat against the Penguins in their previous outing. The Jets had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the loss. In the game, they converted 1 of the 31 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 2 chances with the advantage but weren't able to score. Winnipeg accrued 4 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Jets came in at 44 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 50 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 46.8%. Their Fenwick was 37 and the Fenwick against was 40, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 48.1%. They earned 16 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 26 opportunities to gain puck control. Their offensive zone starts sat at 53.3% and their PDO was 94.3 in this game.
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The Jets have had 565 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .919. At even strength, the Jets have surrendered 29 goals while scoring 44 as an offensive unit. Winnipeg Jets opponents have totaled 49 power play opportunities (22nd in professional hockey) and have notched 17 goals in those chances. For the current season, they have scored 22 points and their points % is .611. Winnipeg has tried 576 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.4%. When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Winnipeg Jets have racked up 54 goals (12th in hockey) on the campaign and have conceded 46. Winnipeg comes into the game with 49 power play opportunities and they have notched 10 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 20.41%.
The player in the crease for this game is Connor Hellebuyck. During his career on the ice, Hellebuyck has compiled 176 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .552. His save percentage currently is at .917 for his 18,800 mins in the crease. Hellebuyck has seen 9,912 shots taken against him and has garnered 9,089 saves. Opponents have notched 823 goals versus Hellebuyck in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.63. He has compiled an overall mark of 178-105-29 and he started in 319 games. Hellebuyck has been in goal for 328 contests during his pro hockey career.
Their last time out, Columbus played the Sabres in an outing where the Blue Jackets ended up with the win by a score of 7-4. Their PDO was 119 and their oZS percentage was 61.0%. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick rate was 52.6% by notching a Fenwick of 40 and the Sabres finishing with a 36 Fenwick at even strength. The Blue Jackets netted 7 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they tried. Columbus had a 51.5% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Columbus had and they showed up in this game.
The Blue Jackets have earned 46 goals at even strength and 9 goals (22nd in hockey) while on the power play. Columbus has tried 503 shots (25th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.93%, while allowing their opponents 541 shots. On the year, the Columbus Blue Jackets have a total of 55 goals, 20 points, as well as a points percentage of .625. They have a tally of 47 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 19.15%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 81.63% on the other teams 49 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.6%. They have allowed 51 goals to be scored by of a combination of 42 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are going to see Elvis Merzlikins in net. Merzlikins is the owner of a lifetime mark of 28-24-13 and has participated in 71 contests. Merzlikins' rate of quality starts is 57.8% and he has 37 quality starts in his NHL career. He has compiled 1,908 saves out of the 2,075 shots taken, which gives him a rate of .920. Opponents are averaging 2.56 goals per contest and he has yielded 167 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 64 games and his ice time sits at 3,915 minutes.
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Josh's Pick: Take Winnipeg (-121)
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