Montreal Canadiens at Winnipeg Jets - 3/17/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Montreal Canadiens at Winnipeg Jets - 3/17/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Winnipeg Jets (17-9-2) vs Montreal Canadiens (13-8-7)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Bell MTS Place)

Betting Odds: Winnipeg Jets +103 / Montreal Canadiens -117 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Montreal Canadiens and Winnipeg Jets meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.

The Montreal Canadiens look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Toffoli leads Montreal with 17 goals, Jonathan Douin has 17 assists and Brendan Gallagher has 90 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 77.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 47 goals on 519 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up 23 goals on 296 shots.

The Winnipeg Jets look for a win after splitting their last eight 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 25 assists and Kyle Connor has 85 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 61 goals on 680 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has given up 16 goals on 203 shots.

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The Canadiens are 2-7 in their last 9 road games and 4-9 in their last 13 overall. The Jets are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a home underdog and 7-3 in their last 10 games as an underdog. The under is 3-1-1 in Canadiens last 5 overall. The over is 7-0 in Jets last 7 overall. The Canadiens are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Winnipeg. The road team is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.

The Montreal Canadiens are showing signs of getting back on track and they've outscored the Jets 11-3 in the last two meetings. However, I need to see a bit more from the Habs before I start confidently backing them in the favorite role. The Winnipeg Jets have played the better hockey overall this season and they've been highly impressive in the underdog role as well. The Jets have also still won three of the five meetings this season against the Canadiens. I'll gladly take the plus money.

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Randy’s Pick Winnipeg Jets +103

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