Winnipeg Jets vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 4/10/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+113) Canadiens (-133)
Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (24-13-3) go to Bell Centre on Saturday where they'll take on the Montreal Canadiens (17-11-9). The Canadiens open this contest at -133 while the Jets are priced at +113. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Jets were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 win over the Canadiens in their last outing. The Jets had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in this win. For the matchup, they netted 4 out of the 27 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to make the most of them. Winnipeg accumulated 8 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Jets was sitting at 45 and the Corsi against was 54 which means they had a Corsi rate of 45.5%. Their Fenwick came in at 33 and the Fenwick Against sat at 42, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 44.0%. They had 21 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 30 attempts to control the puck. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 55.6% and their PDO rating was 110.6 for this game.
The Jets have had 1,257 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .915. At even strength, the Jets have conceded 87 goals while scoring 100 as an offensive unit. Winnipeg Jets opponents have earned 102 power play tries (28th in professional hockey) and have racked up 20 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have recorded 51 points and their points % is .638. Winnipeg has taken 1,196 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.8%. Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Winnipeg Jets have notched 129 goals (8th in pro hockey) this year and have given up 107. Winnipeg skates onto the rink with 115 power play chances and they have notched 29 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 25.22%.
The man in goal for this game is Connor Hellebuyck. Hellebuyck has played in 302 matchups during his hockey career. He has accumulated a record of 167-95-25 and he was named the starter in 293 games. Opponents have notched 757 goals versus Hellebuyck in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.62. Hellebuyck has seen 9,145 shots taken against him and has gathered 8,388 saves. His save percentage currently is .917 during his 17,307 mins played. For his career, Hellebuyck has compiled 160 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .546.
In their loss to Winnipeg, the Canadiens PDO was 89 and their percentage of oZS was 43.5%. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Their Fenwick rate came in at 56.0% with a Fenwick of 42 and the Jets having notched a 33 Fenwick. The Canadiens earned 2 goals out of the 38 shots on goal they tried. Montreal wound up with a 54.5% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Montreal played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing.
Montreal has put up 1,240 shots (5th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 9.44%, while allowing their opponents 1,048 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 77.05% on their opponents 122 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.5%. They have earned 102 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 20.59%. The Canadiens have racked up 96 goals at even strength and 21 goals (20th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 100 goals to be scored by way of 72 goals at even strength and 28 goals while they were shorthanded. For the year, the Montreal Canadiens have notched a total of 117 goals, 43 points, in addition to a points percentage of .581.
For the opposition you are likely to see Cayden Primeau patrolling the crease. Primeau is the owner of a lifetime record of 1-1-0 and has played in 2 games. He has qualified for 2 quality starts in his professional career. He is sitting with 67 stops out of 72 shots taken, giving him a percentage of .931. Teams are averaging 2.52 goals/game and he has yielded 5 goals overall. He was named a starter in 2 contests and has played 119 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+113)
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