Winnipeg Jets vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 6/7/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Monday, June 7, 2021
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+119) Canadiens (-131)
Bell Centre is the venue where Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens (24-21-11) will play the Winnipeg Jets (30-23-3) on Monday in Game 4 of their series. The Canadiens open this game at -131 while the Jets are priced at +119. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Jets will look for better times on the ice after their 1-0 defeat against the Canadiens in Game 2. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 55.0% and their PDO rating was 100.0 in this game. They compiled 29 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 22 opportunities to win the puck. Their Fenwick was 38 and the Fenwick against was 31, giving them a Fenwick rate of 55.1%. The Corsi for the Jets sat at 55 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 40 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 57.9%. Winnipeg amassed 4 penalty minutes in this matchup. They also had 2 power play chances but weren't able to net one. The Jets didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. For the matchup, they walked away having not converted any of the 30 shots they tried.
With regard to scoring goals, the Winnipeg Jets have notched 170 goals (12th in pro hockey) for the season and have given up 152. For the current campaign, they sit with 63 points and their points percentage is sitting at .563. Winnipeg has 161 power play chances and they have notched 37 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 22.98%. While at even strength, the Jets have surrendered 123 goals while having 133 as an offensive unit. Winnipeg has taken 1,661 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.2%. The Jets have had 1,713 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .911. Winnipeg Jets opponents have tallied 149 power play tries (25th in the NHL) and have notched 29 goals in those attempts.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Connor Hellebuyck. The opposition has scored 789 goals against Hellebuyck in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.63. Hellebuyck has been involved in 315 matchups throughout his NHL career. His save percentage currently is at .917 for his 18,009 mins in the crease. He has accumulated a win-loss record of Career and he has started in 306 games. In his professional hockey career, Hellebuyck has tallied 167 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .546. Hellebuyck has seen 9,485 shots against him and has amassed 8,696 total saves.
In their Game 2 win, Montreal wound up with a 42.1% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Montreal had and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing. Their Fenwick rate was 44.9% with a Fenwick of 31 and the Jets earning a 38 Fenwick. They had a PDO of 100 and they earned an oZS percentage of 45.0%. The Canadiens tallied 1 goal of the 24 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this contest but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
For the season, the Montreal Canadiens have earned a total of 158 goals, 59 points, and a points percentage of .527. They have allowed 165 goals to be scored by of a combination of 128 goals at even strength and 37 goals while they were shorthanded. The Canadiens have racked up 129 goals at even strength and 29 goals (22nd in the league) while on the power play. They have a total of 151 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 19.21%. Montreal has put up 1,746 shots (7th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.05%, while allowing their opponents 1,579 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 78.49% on their oppositions 172 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 89.6%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Carey Price in net. Price is the owner of a lifetime record of Career and has played in 707 games. Price's quality start rate is 57.4% and he has made 399 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has gathered 19,174 stops out of 20,911 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .917. Opponents are averaging 2.50 goals/game and he has allowed 1,737 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 695 games and has played for a total of 41,707 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal (-131)
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