Montreal Canadiens at Winnipeg Jets - 3/1/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Montreal Canadiens at Winnipeg Jets - 3/1/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Winnipeg Jets (23-21-9) vs Montreal Canadiens (13-33-7)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Canada Life Centre)

Betting Odds: Winnipeg Jets -225 / Montreal Canadiens +188 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Winnipeg Jets host the Montreal Canadiens in Tuesday NHL Action.

The Montreal Canadiens come into this road contest with an overall record of 13-33-7. Through 53 games, the Canadiens are 8th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 123 times, good for a rank of 31st among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Montreal is the 32nd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.74 goals per game. So far, the Canadiens have a strength of schedule rating of 10th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 32nd ranked team in the NHL.

The Winnipeg Jets get set to host the Montreal Canadiens with an overall record of 23-21-9. This mark places them 6th in the Central division. Through 53 games, the Jets have scored 155 goals, giving them an average of 2.91. This output gives them a rank of 20th among NHL teams. On defense, Winnipeg is the 20th ranked unit, giving up 2.98 goals per contest. So far, the Jets have played the 6th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Winnipeg's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 19th in the NHL.

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Coming into this game, the Montreal Canadiens leader in points is Nick Suzuki. In his team's 53 games, he has come up with 11 goals and 22 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 9.3%. However, when on the ice, the Canadiens are -17 in scoring differential. The team's top overall goal scorer is Josh Anderson. Of his 12 goals, none have come during power play time. Montreal's top goalie is Sam Montembeault, who is giving up an average of 3.53 goals per game.

Through 53 games, the Winnipeg Jets' goal and overall scoring leader is Kyle Connor, with 58 points. He has reached his mark of 32 goals, on a shooting percentage of 13.8%. So far, 19.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Mark Scheifele, who has 24 assists to go along with his 18 goals. However, when on the ice, the Jets are -19 in scoring differential. Winnipeg's top goalie is Connor Hellebuyck, who is giving up an average of 2.88 goals per game. In his 44 games played, he has turned in 28 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Winnipeg's 53 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 28-22. So far, the Jets have covered half of their games at home. On the season, the Winnipeg Jets have a per-game scoring differential of -0.13. But, things haven't gone any better at home, as they losing home games by an average of -0.62 goals. As the Winnipeg Jets get set to take on the Canadiens, they have a below .500 record over their past five games, going 1-4. During this stretch, they have scored 13 goals, accounting for 41.0% of the scoring in these contests. On the other side, Montreal is on a 5 game winning streak. Look for this trend to continue in a win over the Jets.

 

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Joe’s Pick Montreal +188

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