Winnipeg Jets vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 2/21/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (-108) Canucks (-111)
Thatcher Demko and the Vancouver Canucks (8-12-1) host the Winnipeg Jets (10-6-1) at Rogers Arena on Sunday. The Jets open this matchup at -108 while the Canucks are coming in at -111. The over/under opens at 6.5.
The Jets went home feeling good about their game by earning a 2-0 victory against the Canucks in their previous contest. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 42.6% and they had a PDO of 108.3 in this game. They accumulated 18 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 20 attempts to win the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 31 and the Fenwick against was 39, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 44.3%. The Corsi for the Jets was sitting at 37 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 53 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 41.1%. Winnipeg accrued 16 penalty minutes for this contest. Additionally, they had 2 chances with the advantage but didn't net one. The Jets didn't have their best offensive outing in the victory. For the game, they tallied a score on 2 out of the 31 shots they put on net.
The Jets have had 545 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .917. When playing at even strength, the Jets have conceded 36 goals while having 45 of their own. Winnipeg Jets opponents have 47 power play tries (23rd in the NHL) and have come away with 9 goals in those chances. For the season, the have a total of 21 points and their points percentage is .618. Winnipeg has taken 509 shots and has a shot percentage of 11.2%. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Winnipeg Jets have notched 57 goals (4th in pro hockey) so far this season and have given up 45. Winnipeg comes into tonight with 54 power play chances and they have tallied 12 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 22.22%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Connor Hellebuyck. The opposition has racked up 711 goals against Hellebuyck in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.64. Hellebuyck has played in 283 matchups over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage currently is at .917 for his 16,187 minutes between the pipes. He has earned a win-loss mark of 155-90-23 and got the start in 274 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Hellebuyck has compiled 148 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .540. Hellebuyck has had 8,554 shots taken against him and has recorded 7,843 total saves.
In their loss to Winnipeg, Vancouver earned a 58.9% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Vancouver played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 55.7% with a Fenwick of 39 and the Jets ending the game with a 31 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 92 and they had an oZS percentage of 57.4%. The Canucks notched 0 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play opportunities in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal.
The Canucks have racked up 49 goals at even strength and 12 goals (15th in the league) while on the power play. Vancouver has put up 660 shots (1st in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 9.24%, while allowing the opposition 694 shots. This season, the Vancouver Canucks have earned 61 goals, 17 points, in addition to a points percentage of .405. They have a total of 72 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 16.67%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 82.72% on their opponents 81 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.3%. They have permitted 74 goals to be scored by of a combination of 60 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you are going to see Thatcher Demko in goal. Demko is sitting with a career record of 22-20-4 and has played in 49 games. Demko's quality start percentage comes out to 56.5% and he has 26 quality starts in his NHL career. He has a tally of 1,387 saves out of 1,533 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .905. Opponents are averaging 3.09 goals per contest and he has conceded 146 goals in total. He was named a starter in 46 games and has played 2,831 mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Vancouver (-111) and under 6.5 goals
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