Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 3/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+127) Oilers (-140)
Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (18-10-2) head to Rogers Place on Saturday where they'll meet the Edmonton Oilers (20-13-0). The line on this game has the Jets coming in at +127 and the Oilers are at -140. The total has been set at 6.5.
The Jets will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 2-1 loss against the Oilers the last time they stepped on the ice. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 63.4% and they had a PDO of 94.2 for this game. They had 22 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 33 attempts to win the face-off. Their Fenwick came in at 35 and the Fenwick against was 28, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 55.6%. The Corsi for the Jets was sitting at 46 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 39 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 54.1%. Winnipeg accumulated 2 penalty mins in this game. Moreover, they had 1 power play attempt but weren't able to make the most of that try. The Jets didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. For the game, they tallied a score on 1 of the 25 shots they tried.
Winnipeg Jets opponents have earned 72 power play tries (30th in the league) and have scored 16 goals in those attempts. The Jets have had 944 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .909. Winnipeg has attempted 886 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.1%. While playing at even strength, the Jets let the opposition score 70 goals while getting 76 on the offensive side of the ice. Winnipeg has accumulated 86 power play chances and they have scored 22 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 25.58%. For the current campaign, they have 38 points and their points percentage is .633. In terms of their scoring, the Winnipeg Jets have accounted for 98 goals (6th in the NHL) this season and have conceded 86.
The man protecting the net in this game is Connor Hellebuyck. For his career, Hellebuyck has 153 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .539. His save percentage currently is at .916 during his 16,766 minutes in the crease. Hellebuyck has had 8,866 shot attempts against him and has garnered 8,125 total saves. Opponents have scored 741 goals versus Hellebuyck in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.65. He has compiled an overall record of 161-93-24 and he started in 284 games. Hellebuyck has taken the ice for 293 games over the course of his hockey career.
In their win over Winnipeg, Edmonton earned a 45.9% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Edmonton played and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 44.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 28 and the Jets ending the game with a 35 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 106 and they earned an oZS percentage of 36.6%. The Oilers scored 2 goals of the 21 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play chance in this one but weren't able to score a goal.
The Oilers have earned 82 goals at even strength and 30 goals (2nd in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. Edmonton has taken 1,027 shots (2nd in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.91%, while allowing their opponents 1,023 shots. For the year, the Edmonton Oilers have earned a total of 112 goals, 40 points, in addition to a points percentage of .606. They have a tally of 108 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 27.78%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 76.29% on their oppositions 97 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 90.7%. They have allowed 95 goals to be scored by of a combination of 72 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Mike Smith defending the net. He has gathered 16,601 stops out of 18,209 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .912. Smith has a lifetime record of 272-251-74 and has played in 625 games. He was named a starter in 584 games and has played for a total of 35,672 mins. Smith's rate of quality starts sits at 53.3% and he has made 311 quality starts in his pro hockey career. Opponents are averaging 2.70 goals per contest and he has allowed 1,608 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+127)
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