Winnipeg Jets vs Toronto Maple Leafs Prediction, 1/18/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Toronto Maple Leafs
Date: Monday, January 18, 2021
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+125) Maple Leafs (-150)
Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets head to Scotiabank Arena on Monday where they'll take on the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Jets open this game at +125 while the Maple Leafs are priced at -150. The over/under is set at 6.5.
The Jets went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4 - 3 win over the Flames in their last contest. The Jets had a impressive offensive output in this victory. For the game, they netted 4 of the 34 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 4 power play opportunities and scored 1 goal out of those chances. Winnipeg earned 8 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Jets sat at 42 and the Corsi against was 39 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 51.9%. Their Fenwick was 29 and the Fenwick against was 26, meaning they had a rate of 52.7%. They won 24 face-off wins and lost 18 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 57.5% and they had a PDO of 101.5 in this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Calgary Flames tallied 26 shots. They had 10 penalty mins and they notched 3 power play attempts.
In goal for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck from Commerce, Michigan. He is 27 years old and has racked up 61 mins in goal for the season. Hellebuyck is allowing an average of 2.94 goals per game which has him placed 7th among West goaltenders and 16th in the NHL among goaltenders. Over the course of this season, he has given up 3 goals. He holds a save % of .885 which has him placed 11th among West goaltenders. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 4 goals which has them sitting at 11th in the conference and 24th in the league. Their goal differential is +1, which puts them at 15th in the league. The Jets currently have a total of 2 points, which has them sitting at 18th in the league and 6th in the conference. Regarding shots on goal, they currently have a total of 34 which has them sitting at 14th in the West and 29th in the league. As a group, Winnipeg has collected a total of 19 hits which means they are averaging 19 per game. They currently have a total of 13 blocks for the season.
The Maple Leafs faced the Senators in a matchup where the Maple Leafs got the victory by a final score of 3 - 2. Toronto had a 69.5% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 57 and they gave up a Corsi of 25. They had a Fenwick percentage of 63.8% by earning a Fenwick of 37 and the Senators earning a 21 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Toronto had and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. They had a PDO at even strength of 94.1 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 70.4%. The Maple Leafs netted 3 goals of the 40 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play attempts in this one and were able to convert 1 out of those tries. In discussing their opponent, the Senators had 5 power play chances but weren't able to take advantage of it. Toronto allowed 19 shots on goal and the Senators earned 8 minutes in the box.
In net for Toronto is Frederik Andersen who is having a bad campaign by allowing 4.47 goals per contest and that has him 14th among East goalies and 26th in the NHL among goalies. In the 121 mins he's been on the ice this season, he's surrendered 9 goals. He holds a save % of .839, which has him ranking 14th among East goalies and 27th in the NHL among goalies. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 9th in the Eastern Conference and 16th in the NHL with 0. They have a total of 11 goals for this year which has them at 1st in the conference. Toronto has a team save % of .853 which has them ranked 29th in the NHL, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They have a shooting percentage of 11.3% ranking them 8th in the East.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Winnipeg (+125)
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