Jets vs. Canadiens - 3/5/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montreal Canadiens (30-29-6) at Winnipeg Jets (26-32-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -130 / Montreal Canadiens +118 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Montreal Canadiens and Winnipeg Jets meet Saturday night at the MTS Centre.
The Montreal Canadiens could use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 17.5 percent of their power plays. Max Pacioretty leads Montreal with 23 goals, Alex Galchenyuk has 20 assists and Brendan Gallagher has 154 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84.2 percent of their power play chances. Mike Condon has allowed 104 goals on 1,096 shots faced and Carey Price has given up 24 goals on 365 shots. Condon has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
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The Winnipeg Jets also need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 16.3 percent of their power plays. Blake Wheeler leads Winnipeg with 18 goals, Bryan Little has 25 assists and Mark Scheifele has 135 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 77.4 percent of their power play chances. Connor Hellebuyck has allowed 56 goals on 683 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has given up 61 goals on 633 shots. Hellebuyck has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Canadiens are 4-9 in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-9 in their last 9 vs. Central. The Jets are 0-6 in their last 6 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The home team is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
We have two teams that have seen better days. So, I give the slight edge to the home team. After all, the home team has won eight of the last 11 games between these two teams.