Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Canadiens vs Jets NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(13-8-7) Montreal Canadiens vs. Winnipeg Jets (17-9-2)
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Canadiens -120| Jets +100
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Jets -1.5 (+205)
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
Winnipeg is in the hunt in the North thanks to a recent stretch of mediocre play from the Maple Leafs. The Jets have 36 points on the year, just 4 back from Toronto who had been running away with things.
Montreal seems like a strange -120 favorite in this one on the road. The Canadiens aren’t especially hot as of late going 4-2-2 over the last six, and had lost 3 straight to the Jets to start the season.
The Canadiens have won two straight over Winnipeg though, outscoring them 11-3 in the process. That includes a 7-1 victory on March 6th as -140 home favorites and Monday’s 4-2 win at -112.
Montreal has been good on both ends of the ice this year, ranking 12th in goals scored but putting on the pressure with 33.0 SOG. Tyler Toffoli is tied for 2nd in the league with 17 goals on the season.
Carey Price navigated the win on Monday night, stopping 34 of 36 shots from the Jets. Price has been on a roll, with 1 goal allowed in four of five prior to the win over Winnipeg last time out.
Winnipeg needs to get back on the right track against these Canadiens, having won 6-3 on February 25th, and then knocking out a couple OT victories 2-1 on February 27th and 4-3 on March 4th.
The Jets are still underdogs on their own ice on Wednesday night however. Winnipeg is 9-5-1 at MTS Place, but have flip-flopped wins and losses over their last six. That does bode well coming off a loss on Monday though.
Winnipeg has a great offense in their own rights. The Jets are 6th in the NHL scoring 3.4 goals/game led by Mark Scheifele who has 37 points on the year, 5th most in the league.
Both goaltenders have their work cut out for them on Wednesday night, and Price has been much better than Connor Hellebuyck lately. Hellebuyck has allowed at least 3 goals n his last six appearances.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Canadiens are 4-9 last 13 overall
- Canadiens are 2-7 last 9 road games
- Under is 4-1-1 in Canadiens last 6 road games
- Jets are 4-1 last 5 as a home underdog
- Over is 7-0 in Jets last 7 overall
- Canadiens are 5-2 last 7 in Winnipeg
Free Montreal Canadiens vs. Winnipeg Jets NHL Prediction:
This game features two solid offenses, but the betting total is still the standard 5.5. Scheifele is great for Winnipeg and Toffoli is one of the top scorers this season for Montreal.
It looks like this comes down to goaltenders then. Price has been locked in over the last couple weeks, while Hellebuyck is almost a given to let at least three pucks slip by.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Canadiens -120
Montreal plays surprisingly well at Winnipeg, winning 5 of the last 7.
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