Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 5/21/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Friday, May 21, 2021
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+119) Oilers (-147)
Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (30-23-3) travel to Rogers Place on Friday where they'll take on the Edmonton Oilers (35-19-2) in Game 2 of their series. The line on this game has the Jets coming in at +119 and the Oilers are at -147. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Jets went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4-1 victory against the Oilers in Game 1. The Corsi for the Jets was 37 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 62 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 37.4%. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 25.8% and they had a PDO of 115.1 in this one. Winnipeg amassed 2 penalty minutes in this outing. The Jets had a solid offensive output in the win. Their Fenwick came in at 29 and the Fenwick against was 45, giving them a Fenwick rate of 39.2%. They compiled 28 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 18 attempts to gain puck control. In addition, they had 1 power play opportunity but didn't net one. In the outing, they scored on 4 of the 22 shots they put on goal.
Winnipeg Jets opponents have 149 power play tries (25th in the league) and have scored 29 goals in those attempts. The Jets have had 1,713 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .911. Winnipeg has tried 1,661 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.2%. While at even strength, the Jets have surrendered 123 goals while getting 133 when they are on offense. Winnipeg comes into tonight with 161 power play opportunities and they have scored 37 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 22.98%. For the season, they have scored 63 points and their points percentage sits at .563. In the matter of scoring goals, the Winnipeg Jets have earned 170 goals (12th in the NHL) over the course of the season and have surrendered 152.
The man protecting the net in this game is Connor Hellebuyck. Hellebuyck has been involved in 315 matchups during his pro hockey career. He has accumulated an overall record of 172-102-25 and was named the starter in 306 games. Opponents have tallied 789 goals versus Hellebuyck in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.63. Hellebuyck has seen 9,485 shots taken against him and has amassed 8,696 total saves. His save percentage is at .917 during his 18,009 minutes played. In his professional hockey career, Hellebuyck has accrued 167 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .546.
In Game 1 the Oilers' PDO at even strength was 85 and their percentage of oZS was 74.2%. They had 1 power play attempt in this contest but were not able to net one. Their Fenwick rate was 60.8% by way of having a Fenwick of 45 and the Jets ending the game with a 29 Fenwick. The Oilers scored 1 goal out of the 33 shots on goal they pursued. Edmonton had a 62.6% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Edmonton had and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing.
Edmonton has taken 1,674 shots (15th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 10.93%, while allowing their opponents 1,717 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 82.47% on their opponents 154 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.0%. They have recorded 174 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 27.59%. The Oilers have racked up 135 goals at even strength and 48 goals (1st in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have allowed 154 goals to be scored by way of 127 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the season, the Edmonton Oilers have earned a total of 183 goals, 72 points, as well as a points percentage of .643.
On the other side of the ice you will find Mike Smith in net. Smith has compiled a lifetime mark of 283-254-76 and has been in net for 642 contests. Smith's percentage of quality starts comes in at 53.3% and he has 320 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has racked up 17,069 saves out of 18,715 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .912. The opposition is averaging 2.69 goals per contest and he has allowed 1,646 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 600 games and has played 36,680 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+119)
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