Winnipeg Jets vs Minnesota Wild Prediction, 11/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Minnesota Wild
Date: Friday, November 26, 2021
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Xcel Energy Center is the venue where Cam Talbot and the Minnesota Wild (12-6-1) will play the Winnipeg Jets (9-6-4) on Friday.
The Jets will need a bounce back game after taking a 3-0 loss to the Blue Jackets their last time on the ice. The Jets could have played much better offensively in the loss. For the game, they couldn't finish any of the 36 shots they launched. Moreover, they had 4 power play chances but weren't able to score. Winnipeg amassed 10 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Jets sat at 52 and the Corsi against was at 36 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 59.1%. Their Fenwick came in at 40 and the Fenwick Against sat at 33, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 54.8%. They totaled 29 face-off victories when at even strength and were beaten on 19 attempts to take control of the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they were at 50.0% and they had a PDO of 91.7 for this game.
Winnipeg Jets opponents have 52 power play opportunities (22nd in the NHL) and have scored 18 goals in those attempts. The Jets have had 597 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .918. Winnipeg has taken 612 shots and holds a shot percentage of 8.8%. While at even strength, the Jets let the opposition score 31 goals while earning 44 themselves. Winnipeg comes into tonight with 53 power play opportunities and they have notched 10 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 18.87%. For the year, they have scored 22 points and their points percentage is sitting at .579. In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Winnipeg Jets have earned 54 goals (17th in the league) for the year and have given up 49.
The man in net for this game is Connor Hellebuyck. Hellebuyck has taken the ice for 329 contests throughout his hockey career. He has earned an overall mark of 178-106-29 and was named the starter in 320 games. The opposition has scored 825 goals against Hellebuyck in his career and his goals against average is 2.62. Hellebuyck has seen 9,943 shot attempts against him and has recorded 9,118 total saves. His save percentage currently is .917 for his 18,860 mins on the ice. Over the course of his pro career, Hellebuyck has 177 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .553.
In their last outing, Minnesota went up against the Devils in a game where the Wild notched a victory by a score of 3-2. Minnesota wound up with a 35.7% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Minnesota played and you might say they have had worse games. Their Fenwick rate came in at 35.1% with a Fenwick of 26 and the Devils earning a 48 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 99 and they earned an oZS percentage of 49.0%. The Wild had 3 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing but didn't put one in the back of the net.
During this campaign, the Minnesota Wild have 65 goals, 25 points, as well as a points percentage of .658. They have permitted 60 goals to be scored by of a combination of 47 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Wild have 55 goals at even strength and 10 goals (20th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 59 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 16.95%. Minnesota has tried 630 shots (10th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.32%, while allowing their opponents 577 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 80.60% on their opponents 67 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.6%.
For the opposition you will find Cam Talbot in net. He has compiled 9,751 saves out of 10,657 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .915. Talbot has compiled a lifetime record of 179-135-30 and has participated in 362 contests. He has made the start in 348 games and has accumulated 20,755 minutes. Talbot's quality start rate is 52.6% and he has qualified for 183 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. Opponents are averaging 2.62 goals per game and he has yielded 906 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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