Winnipeg Jets vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 4/30/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+102) Canadiens (-122)
Bell Centre is the site where Jake Allen and the Montreal Canadiens (21-18-9) will take on the Winnipeg Jets (27-19-3) on Friday. The Jets open this matchup at +102 while the Canadiens are priced at -122. The total opens at 5.5.
The Jets were on the losing side of the ice with a 3-1 defeat to the Oilers in their previous game. The Corsi for the Jets was 48 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 49 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 49.5%. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 48.6% and their PDO was 99.2 for this game. Winnipeg accounted for 2 penalty mins in this contest. The Jets had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. Their Fenwick was 37 and the Fenwick against was 30, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 55.2%. They had 28 face-off victories when at even strength and lost on 22 opportunities to take control of the puck. In addition, they had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to make the most of that try. In the game, they finished 1 of the 30 shots they launched.
The Jets have had 1,514 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .910. When at even strength, the Jets let the opposition score 110 goals while notching 114 on offense. Winnipeg Jets opponents have 131 power play opportunities (25th in professional hockey) and have racked up 26 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have earned 57 points and their points percentage comes in at .582. Winnipeg has tried 1,462 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.3%. With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Winnipeg Jets have accounted for 150 goals (12th in pro hockey) this year and have given up 136. Winnipeg is sitting with 142 power play chances and they have tallied 36 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 25.35%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Connor Hellebuyck. Hellebuyck has been involved in 310 games during his NHL career. He has amassed a win-loss mark of 169-100-25 and got the start in 301 games. The opposition has been able to score 780 goals against Hellebuyck in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.64. Hellebuyck has seen 9,337 shots taken against him and has accrued 8,557 saves. His save percentage currently is .916 for his 17,711 mins between the pipes. During his career on the ice, Hellebuyck has accumulated 164 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .545.
In their last contest, Montreal went up against the Maple Leafs in a game where the Canadiens took a loss by a final of 4-1. Montreal had a 57.6% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Montreal played and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 51.7% by accumulating a Fenwick of 30 and the Maple Leafs having a 28 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 90 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 55.6%. The Canadiens recorded 1 goal of the 33 shots on goal they took. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
This season, the Montreal Canadiens have notched a total of 136 goals, 51 points, and a points percentage of .531. They have granted a total of 137 goals to be scored by way of 102 goals at even strength and 35 goals while they were shorthanded. The Canadiens have earned 111 goals at even strength and 25 goals (24th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have a total of 131 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 19.08%. Montreal has attempted 1,517 shots (8th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.97%, while allowing the other team 1,353 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 77.12% on their oppositions 153 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 89.9%.
Across the ice you will find Jake Allen in net. The opposition is averaging 2.51 goals/game and he has yielded 730 goals overall. Allen's quality start rate comes out to 54.3% and he has made 159 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He was named a starter in 293 contests and his ice time sits at 17,465 minutes. Allen has amassed a lifetime record of 157-104-30 and has played in 312 contests. He has recorded 7,602 saves out of 8,332 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+102)
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