Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 3/18/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+105) Oilers (-125)
Rogers Place is the venue where Mikko Koskinen and the Edmonton Oilers (18-13-0) will play the Winnipeg Jets (17-9-2) on Thursday. The Jets open this matchup at +105 while the Oilers are priced at -125. The total opens at 6.5.
The Jets will need a bounce back game after taking a 4-2 defeat against the Canadiens their last time out. Their offensive zone starts sat at 56.8% and their PDO was 88.0 in this game. They accounted for 31 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 27 attempts to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 45 and the Fenwick against was 38, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 54.2%. The Corsi for the Jets came in at 57 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 51 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 52.8%. Winnipeg garnered 10 mins in the box in this contest. Moreover, they had 3 attempts on the power play and netted 2 goals. The Jets had a below average offensive performance in this defeat. For the game, they scored on 2 of the 36 shots they put on net.
Winnipeg Jets opponents have totaled 69 power play tries (30th in hockey) and have notched 16 goals in those attempts. The Jets have had 887 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .909. Winnipeg has taken 831 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.2%. While playing at even strength, the Jets let the opposition score 65 goals while scoring 71 on the offensive side of the ice. Winnipeg has 83 power play chances and they have added 22 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 26.51%. For the current season, the have a total of 36 points and their points percentage is sitting at .643. Regarding their scoring capabilities, the Winnipeg Jets have earned 93 goals (7th in pro hockey) on the season and have surrendered 81.
The man in goal for this game is Laurent Brossoit. Brossoit has been in goal for 75 matchups over the course of his NHL career. He has compiled an overall mark of 31-27-5 and he was named the starter in 60 games. The opposition has notched 190 goals versus Brossoit in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.87. Brossoit has seen 2,056 shots taken against him and has recorded 1,866 saves. He has a save percentage of .908 during his 3,971 mins guarding the cage. Throughout his time in hockey, Brossoit has tallied 33 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .550.
Their last time out, Edmonton opposed the Flames in a game where the Oilers took the loss by a final of 4-3. They had a PDO at even strength of 96 and their oZS percentage was 32.0%. They had 1 power play attempt in this one but were not able to net one. Their Fenwick rate came in at 53.4% by notching a Fenwick of 39 and the Flames having notched a 34 Fenwick. The Oilers had 3 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they were seeking. Edmonton earned a 51.7% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Edmonton had and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team.
For the year, the Edmonton Oilers have notched a total of 103 goals, 36 points, as well as a points percentage of .581. They have granted a total of 91 goals to be scored by of a combination of 69 goals at even strength and 22 goals while they were shorthanded. The Oilers are sitting with 76 goals at even strength and 27 goals (3rd in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 103 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 26.21%. Edmonton has put up 976 shots (3rd in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.55%, while allowing the other team 965 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 76.34% on their oppositions 93 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.6%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Mikko Koskinen in goal. His opposition is averaging 2.96 goals per game and he has given up 312 goals overall. Koskinen's quality start rate comes in at 49.5% and he has made 52 quality starts in his career. He has started in 105 games and has racked up 6,320 minutes. Koskinen has accumulated a lifetime mark of 53-45-9 and has been in goal for 115 games. He has recorded 3,075 saves out of the 3,387 shots taken against him, which gives him a percentage of .908.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Edmonton (-125)
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