Winnipeg Jets vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 3/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+138) Canadiens (-153)
Bell Centre is the site where Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens (10-6-6) will play the Winnipeg Jets (15-7-1) on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Jets coming in at +138 and the Canadiens are at -153. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Jets were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 win against the Canadiens the last time they stepped on the ice. The Corsi for the Jets was sitting at 47 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 62 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 43.1%. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 39.0% and they had a PDO of 109.8 in this one. Winnipeg garnered 4 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Jets had a impressive offensive output in this victory. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick Against sat at 43, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 44.2%. They had a tally of 19 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 28 opportunities to gain puck control. Furthermore, they had 2 chances on the power play but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. For the game, they scored on 4 of the 27 shots they tried.
The Jets have had 729 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .916. While playing at even strength, the Jets have given up 47 goals while scoring 62 as an offensive unit. Winnipeg Jets opponents have 60 power play opportunities (26th in professional hockey) and have scored 14 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have tallied 31 points and their points percentage is sitting at .674. Winnipeg has tried 684 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.4%. With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Winnipeg Jets have racked up 78 goals (3rd in hockey) on the campaign and have allowed 61. Winnipeg comes into tonight with 70 power play chances and they have notched 16 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a rate of 22.86%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Connor Hellebuyck. Opponents have racked up 724 goals versus Hellebuyck in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.63. Hellebuyck has played in 288 matchups throughout his pro hockey career. His save percentage is .917 during his 16,491 mins on the ice. He has amassed an overall record of 159-91-23 and he has gotten the start in 279 games. For his professional hockey career, Hellebuyck is sitting with 151 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .541. Hellebuyck has had 8,704 shot attempts against him and has accrued 7,980 saves.
In their loss to Winnipeg, the Canadiens PDO was 90 and they had an oZS percentage of 61.0%. They had 1 power play opportunity in this game and netted 1 on that chance. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 55.8% by earning a Fenwick of 43 and the Jets finishing with a 34 Fenwick at even strength. The Canadiens tallied 3 goals out of the 36 shots on goal they attempted. Montreal earned a 56.9% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Montreal played and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one.
The Canadiens have accumulated 57 goals at even strength and 14 goals (18th in the league) while having a power play advantage. Montreal has put up 744 shots (6th in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.54%, while allowing the opposition 635 shots. So far this year, the Montreal Canadiens have earned a total of 71 goals, 26 points, in addition to a points percentage of .591. They have a tally of 63 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 22.22%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 77.38% on their oppositions 84 power play chances, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.1%. They have permitted 63 goals to be scored by of a combination of 44 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you will find Carey Price protecting the goal. He has racked up 18,906 stops out of the 20,617 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .917. Price holds a career mark of 354-254-77 and has played in 695 games. He has made the start in 683 games and has played 41,017 mins. Price's quality start percentage sits at 57.2% and he has 391 quality starts in his NHL career. Opponents are averaging 2.50 goals per contest and he has allowed 1,711 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+138)
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