Montreal Canadiens at Winnipeg Jets - 3/15/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Winnipeg Jets (17-8-2) vs Montreal Canadiens (12-8-7)
Game Info: Monday, March 15, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Bell MTS Place)
Betting Odds: Winnipeg Jets -101 / Montreal Canadiens -109 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Montreal Canadiens and Winnipeg Jets meet Monday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.
The Montreal Canadiens need a win after losing 11 of their last 15 games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 21.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Toffoli leads Montreal with 15 goals, Jonathan Douin has 16 assists and Brendan Gallagher has 86 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 77.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 45 goals on 483 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up 23 goals on 296 shots.
The Winnipeg Jets look for a win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Nikolaj Ehlers leads Winnipeg with 14 goals, Mark Scheifele has 24 assists and Kyle Connor has 82 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 77.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 58 goals on 650 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has given up 16 goals on 203 shots.
The Canadiens are 1-7 in their last 8 road games and 3-9 in their last 12 overall. The Jets are 6-2 in their last 8 home games and 8-3 in their last 11 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Canadiens last 4 overall. The over is 6-0 in Jets last 6 overall. The Canadiens are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The underdog is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Montreal Canadiens are a tough team to get behind, as they have bad loss after bad loss, and they've played some of their worst hockey on the road. The Winnipeg Jets continue to win games, but they're not getting much respect from oddsmakers, and they've won three of the four meetings this season against the Habs. The Canadiens are just not a team you should be looking to back right now, and you can argue this line should be a lot steeper than it is. Give me the Jets at home.