Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 5/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+135) Oilers (-155)
Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (30-23-3) go to Rogers Place on Wednesday where they'll meet the Edmonton Oilers (35-19-2) in Game 1 of their series. The moneyline on this matchup has the Jets coming in at +135 and the Oilers are at -155. The O/U is set at 6.
The Jets had a good night with a 4-2 win over the Maple Leafs in their previous game. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 56.0% and their PDO rating was 112.4 in this one. They amassed 18 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 23 opportunities to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 32 and the Fenwick Against sat at 42, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 43.2%. The Corsi for the Jets came in at 36 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 52 which means they had a Corsi rate of 40.9%. Winnipeg accrued 2 mins in the box in this contest. In addition, they had 1 opportunity with more players on the ice but weren't able to notch a goal. The Jets had a solid offensive output and it showed in the victory. For the matchup, they converted 4 of the 24 shots they put on net.
When it comes to their scoring, the Winnipeg Jets have tallied 170 goals (12th in pro hockey) so far this season and have surrendered 152. For the season, they have earned 63 points and their points % is .563. Winnipeg has tallied 161 power play chances and they have notched 37 goals out of those advantages, earning them a rate of 22.98%. When at even strength, the Jets have given up 123 goals while earning 133 when they are on offense. Winnipeg has attempted 1,661 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.2%. The Jets have had 1,713 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .911. Winnipeg Jets opponents have totaled 149 power play tries (25th in the league) and have scored 29 goals in those attempts.
The man in net for this game is Connor Hellebuyck. Hellebuyck has been involved in 315 games during his NHL career. He has amassed a win-loss mark of 172-102-25 and was named the starter in 306 games. The opposition has racked up 789 goals against Hellebuyck in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.63. Hellebuyck has had 9,485 shots against him and has recorded 8,696 total saves. His save percentage currently sits at .917 for his 18,009 minutes guarding the cage. During his career on the ice, Hellebuyck has 167 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .546.
In their last outing, Edmonton went up against the Canucks in an outing where the Oilers ended up losing by a score of 4-1. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Oilers converted 1 goal out of the 32 shots on goal they took. Their PDO was 96 and they had an oZS percentage of 53.3%. Edmonton earned a 41.5% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Edmonton had and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 45.2% by earning a Fenwick of 33 and the Canucks ending the game with a 40 Fenwick at even strength.
Edmonton has attempted 1,674 shots (14th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.93%, while allowing their opponents 1,717 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 82.47% on the other teams 154 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 91.0%. They have a tally of 174 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 27.59%. The Oilers have earned 135 goals at even strength and 48 goals (1st in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 154 goals to be scored by of a combination of 127 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the year, the Edmonton Oilers have a total of 183 goals, 72 points, and a points percentage of .643.
Across the ice you are likely to see Mike Smith defending the goal. He has recorded 17,069 saves out of the 18,715 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .912. Smith is the owner of a career record of 283-254-76 and has played in 642 games. He got the starting nod in 600 games and has played for a total of 36,680 minutes. Smith's quality start percentage comes in at 53.3% and he has 320 quality starting assignments in his career. Opponents are averaging 2.69 goals/game and he has yielded 1,646 goals overall.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Edmonton (-155) and under 6 goals
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