Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Jets vs Canadiens NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(14-7-1) Winnipeg Jets vs. Montreal Canadiens (10-6-5)
Date: Thursday, March 4th 2021
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Centre Bell, Montreal, Quebec
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Jets +131 | Habs -150
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Habs -1.5 (+170)
NHL Betting Total: O/U 5.5
The Montreal Canadiens will be looking to pick up another important win, as they just snapped a 5 game losing streak in their last game with the Ottawa Senators which is a team Montreal should be beating this year, so we will see if any of that momentum will carry over into this game.
I don’t think too many people would have had the Winnipeg Jets this high up in the North Division standings, as there was not much preseason hype surrounding this team with other Canadian teams garnering much of the spotlight.
They have come to play this year, however, with a 14-7-1 record which is not a fluke, as they look great on the ice and are playing some excellent hockey especially as of late winning 5 of their last 6 games.
Mark Scheifele has been a huge reason for the excellent season the Jets are having with his point total already at 31 with 11 of those being goals. The offensive production is not all that concentrated for this team, though, as 3 players are tied on 11 goals and a total of 8 players have 12 or more points this season which lets us know the Jets have the ability to hit you on multiple lines.
There was a lot of talk around Montreal about this being the team that would lead this city to the promised land and bring the Stanley Cup back to Montreal, but a lot of that talk is now gone considering this team is just coming off of a 5 game losing streak with two of those losses coming against this Jets team.
Tyler Toffoli has done a lot of the heavy lifting in terms of goal scoring, as he has 13 goals and 5 assists with none of his teammates even close to him in terms of total goals.
The one issue for this Canadiens team is with the goal-tending, as it appears as though Carey Price is past his prime and he is not putting up the numbers he used too with a sub .900 save percentage.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Jets are 4-0 in their last 4 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation.
- Jets are 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Jets are 5-0 in their last 5 Thursday games.
- Canadiens are 4-9 in their last 13 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Canadiens are 2-5 in their last 7 Thursday games.
- Canadiens are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Canadiens are 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
Free Winnipeg Jets vs. Montreal Canadiens NHL Prediction:
I am a little bit worried about this Montreal team, as I feel like their early season form was a bit of a fluke and this Canadiens team would be riding a 6 game losing streak if they were playing anyone but the Senators last time out.
The Winnipeg Jets also have way more talent on offense and I in general like the direction this Winnipeg team is going in comparison to the Canadiens and I like the price we are getting here on the road victory.
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