Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 2/15/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Monday, February 15, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+110) Oilers (-133)
Rogers Place is the site where Mikko Koskinen and the Edmonton Oilers (9-7-0) will take on the Winnipeg Jets (8-5-1) on Monday. The Jets open this matchup at +110 while the Oilers are coming in at -133. The total opens at 6.5.
The Jets will need a bounce back game after taking a 2-1 loss to the Senators in their previous game. The Jets had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the defeat. In the game, they tallied a score on 1 out of the 31 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 1 power play opportunity but didn't get a goal. Winnipeg had 2 penalty minutes in this contest. The Corsi for the Jets came in at 66 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 46 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 58.9%. Their Fenwick came in at 43 and the Fenwick against finished at 38, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 53.1%. They compiled 23 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 23 opportunities to control the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they sat at 54.8% and their PDO rating was 96.3 for this one.
With respect to scoring goals, the Winnipeg Jets have accumulated 47 goals (8th in hockey) so far this year and have allowed 37. For the current campaign, they have scored 17 points and their points percentage is sitting at .607. Winnipeg has compiled 45 power play opportunities and they have notched 10 goals out of those tries, earning them a percentage of 22.22%. When at even strength, the Jets have conceded 21 goals while having 27 themselves. Winnipeg has tried 419 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.2%. The Jets have had 441 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .916. Winnipeg Jets opponents have totaled 37 power play tries (25th in professional hockey) and have notched 7 goals in those attempts.
The player in the crease for this game is Connor Hellebuyck. Hellebuyck has played in 281 games over the course of his pro hockey career. He has compiled a mark of 154-89-23 and he started in 272 games. Opponents have been able to score 703 goals against Hellebuyck in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.63. Hellebuyck has had 8,479 shot attempts taken against him and he has 7,776 saves. His save percentage sits at .917 for his 16,068 minutes between the pipes. Over the course of his pro career, Hellebuyck has tallied 148 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .544.
In their last game, Edmonton played the Canadiens in an outing where the Oilers ended up with the victory by a score of 3-0. Their PDO at even strength was 108 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 56.7%. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this game and converted 1 out of those chances. Their Fenwick rate came in at 41.9% by notching a Fenwick of 36 and the Canadiens ending the game with a 50 Fenwick. The Oilers tallied 3 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they tried. Edmonton earned a 43.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Edmonton played and you might say they have had worse games.
The Oilers have racked up 34 goals at even strength and 14 goals (4th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Edmonton has taken 492 shots (5th in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 11.18%, while allowing the other team 526 shots. For the season, the Edmonton Oilers have accounted for 55 goals, 18 points, in addition to a points percentage of .563. They have a total of 57 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 24.56%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 75.51% on the other teams 49 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 11.2%. They have permitted 52 goals to be scored by way of 41 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you will find Mikko Koskinen protecting the goal. He has recorded 2,962 saves out of 3,264 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .907. Koskinen has accumulated a career record of 51-42-9 and has been in goal for 110 games. He has been a starter 101 contests and has racked up 6,086 mins. Koskinen's quality start rate sits at 48.5% and he has qualified for 49 quality starts in his career. His opposition is averaging 2.98 goals per contest and he has surrendered 302 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Edmonton (-133)
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