Montreal Canadiens at Winnipeg Jets - 6/4/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Winnipeg Jets (34-24-3) vs Montreal Canadiens (29-24-11)
Game Info: Friday, June 4, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Bell MTS Place)
Betting Odds: Winnipeg Jets -130 / Montreal Canadiens +106 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Winnipeg Jets will host the Montreal Canadiens in game 2 of their North Division round 2 matchup in the NHL playoffs. The Canadiens won the first game 5-3 in Winnipeg.
The Montreal Canadiens have now won 4 in a row after their game one win. They benefited from a few early goals that turned out to be the difference in the game. The Canadiens have limited their opponents to an 11.5% conversion rate on the power play this postseason, best among playoff teams. Eric Staal leads the team with 6 points in the playoffs after scoring a goal and assist in game one. Tyler Toffoli also has 6 points this postseason and led the team with 44 points and 28 goals during the regular season. Carey Price has started all 8 games for Montreal during the playoffs, allowing 2.33 goals per game with a .928 save percentage.
The Winnipeg Jets had their 4-game win streak snapped on Tuesday. They were outshot by just 3 but could not overcome an early 2 goal deficit. The Jets have averaged 3.4 goals per game this postseason, 4th among playoff teams. Winnipeg has averaged a 23% conversion rate on the power play, consistent with their regular season average. Kyle Connor led the team with 26-regular season goals and leads with 3 in the playoffs; he scored a goal in game one. Connor Hellebuyck has started all 5 games for the Jets in the playoffs and has allowed 2.01 goals per game with a .937 save percentage.
Montreal is 15-11-7 on the road this season, 30-34 ATS, and the under is 34-27.
Winnipeg is 15-14-2 at home this season, 39-22 ATS, and the over is 30-27.
Montreal is playing their best hockey of the year right now and will open as the slight dog in this one. Winnipeg has been average at home all season, and Montreal was able to control the pace in game 1. The Canadiens has only averaged 2.38 goals per game in the playoffs but have scored 3.5 during their 4-game win streak. Expect Montreal to continue their great play and get the win on the road.