Winnipeg Jets vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 3/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Monday, March 22, 2021
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (-107) Canucks (-103)
Rogers Arena is the venue where Thatcher Demko and the Vancouver Canucks (16-16-3) will take on the Winnipeg Jets (18-11-2) on Monday. The Canucks open this game at -103 while the Jets are priced at -107. The total has been set at 6.
The Jets will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4-2 defeat to the Oilers in their previous game. The Corsi for the Jets came in at 40 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 58 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 40.8%. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 43.9% and they had a PDO of 90.7 for this matchup. Winnipeg accounted for 6 penalty mins in this game. The Jets offense left a lot to be desired in the loss. Their Fenwick was 32 and the Fenwick against was 38, giving them a Fenwick rate of 45.7%. They had 16 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 17 attempts to gain puck control. Additionally, they had 3 power play tries and were able to score 1 goal. In the outing, they converted 2 out of the 31 shots they attempted.
When discussing scoring goals, the Winnipeg Jets have racked up 100 goals (6th in the league) so far this year and have surrendered 90. For the season, they have recorded 38 points and their points percentage sits at .613. Winnipeg is sitting with 89 power play chances and they have notched 23 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 25.84%. When at even strength, the Jets have allowed the opponent to score 74 goals while getting 77 on the offensive side of the ice. Winnipeg has attempted 917 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.9%. The Jets have had 981 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .908. Winnipeg Jets opponents have recorded 75 power play opportunities (28th in hockey) and have racked up 16 goals in those attempts.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Connor Hellebuyck. Hellebuyck has been in net for 294 games during his pro hockey career. He has compiled a win-loss mark of 161-94-24 and he was named the starter in 285 games. Opponents have tallied 744 goals against Hellebuyck in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.65. Hellebuyck has seen 8,902 shots taken against him and has accrued 8,158 total saves. He has a save percentage of .916 in his 16,824 mins on the ice. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Hellebuyck is sitting with 154 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .540.
In their last outing, Vancouver went up against the Canadiens in a game where the Canucks took the loss by a mark of 5-4. Vancouver wound up with a 31.8% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vancouver had and it was an excellent showing for this outing. They had a Fenwick percentage of 28.0% by earning a Fenwick of 21 and the Canadiens having accrued a 54 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 112 and their percentage of oZS was 28.1%. The Canucks earned 4 goals of the 18 shots on goal they pursued. They had 1 power play attempt in this matchup and scored 1 on that opportunity.
Vancouver has attempted 1,054 shots (2nd in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.11%, while allowing the other team 1,184 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 79.51% on their oppositions 122 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.7%. They have earned 103 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.39%. The Canucks have tallied 75 goals at even strength and 21 goals (13th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have permitted 110 goals to be scored by way of 85 goals at even strength and 25 goals while they had less men on the ice. This season, the Vancouver Canucks are sitting with 96 goals, 35 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500.
Across the ice you are likely to see Thatcher Demko in net. He has a tally of 1,744 saves out of the 1,912 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .912. Demko has amassed a career mark of 30-23-4 and has participated in 60 games. He has started in 57 contests and has been on the ice for 3,500 minutes. Demko's quality start rate comes out to 61.4% and he has 35 quality starting assignments in his professional career. Teams are averaging 2.88 goals/game and he has yielded 168 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Winnipeg (-107)
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