Winnipeg Jets vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 6/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+120) Canadiens (-140)
Bell Centre is the venue where Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens (24-21-11) will play the Winnipeg Jets (30-23-3) on Sunday in Game 3 of their series. Montreal leads 2-0. The Canadiens open this matchup at -140 while the Jets are coming in at +120. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Jets were on the losing side of the ice with a 1-0 defeat against the Canadiens in Game 2. The Corsi for the Jets was 55 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 40 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 57.9%. When starting in the offensive zone they sat at 55.0% and their PDO was 100.0 in this one. Winnipeg accumulated 4 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Jets offense left a lot to be desired in this defeat. Their Fenwick came in at 38 and the Fenwick against finished at 31, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 55.1%. They totaled 29 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 22 attempts to control the puck. Additionally, they had 2 chances with the advantage but weren't able to score a goal. In the game, they weren't able to convert any of the 30 shots they put on net.
With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the Winnipeg Jets have accumulated 170 goals (12th in the National Hockey League) this year and have conceded 152. For the current campaign, they have recorded 63 points and their points percentage is sitting at .563. Winnipeg has 161 power play chances and they have added 37 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 22.98%. While at even strength, the Jets have surrendered 123 goals while earning 133 as an offensive unit. Winnipeg has attempted 1,661 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.2%. The Jets have had 1,713 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .911. Winnipeg Jets opponents have earned 149 power play opportunities (25th in the NHL) and have a total of 29 goals in those attempts.
The player in the crease for this game is Connor Hellebuyck. Opponents have scored 112 goals against Hellebuyck in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.58. Hellebuyck has participated in 45 games throughout his hockey career. His save percentage is at .916 for his 2,603 mins between the pipes. He has compiled a mark of Career and he was named the starter in 45 games. Over the course of his pro career, Hellebuyck has earned 25 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .556. Hellebuyck has seen 1,335 shots against him and has garnered 1,223 saves.
In their Game 2 win, Montreal wrapped up this game with a 42.1% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Montreal had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 44.9% by way of having a Fenwick of 31 and the Jets ending the game with a 38 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO of 100 and they had an oZS percentage of 45.0%. The Canadiens earned 1 goal of the 24 shots on goal they took. They had 1 power play opportunity in this outing but didn't score a goal.
Montreal has taken 1,746 shots (7th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 9.05%, while allowing the opposition 1,579 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 78.49% on their oppositions 172 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 89.6%. They have recorded 151 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 19.21%. The Canadiens are sitting with 129 goals at even strength and 29 goals (22nd in the league) while on the power play. They have permitted 165 goals to be scored by way of 128 goals at even strength and 37 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this year, the Montreal Canadiens have earned a total of 158 goals, 59 points, and a points percentage of .527.
Across the ice you are going to see Carey Price between the pipes. Price has compiled a career record of Career and has been in net for 25 contests. Price's percentage of quality starts is 56.0% and he has 14 quality starts in his NHL career. He has accounted for 594 stops out of 659 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .901. Opponents are averaging 2.64 goals/game and he has yielded 65 goals altogether. He was named a starter in 25 contests and has been on the ice for 1,479 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+120)
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