Winnipeg Jets vs. Montreal Canadiens - 1/11/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Montreal Canadiens (25-10-6) at Winnipeg Jets (20-20-3)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets +101 / Montreal Canadiens -125 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: RDS, TSN
The Montreal Canadiens and Winnipeg Jets meet Wednesday night in a NHL matchup at the MTS Centre.
The Montreal Canadiens could use a spark of consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Canadiens are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 21.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Pacioretty leads Montreal with 19 goals, Paul Byron has 12 assists and Alexander Radulov has 89 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 63 goals on 879 shots faced and Al Montoya has allowed 32 goals on 361 shots. The Montreal Canadiens have allowed three or more goals in six of their last nine games.
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The Winnipeg Jets hope to remain hot after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Jets are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrik Laine leads Winnipeg with 21 goals, Mark Scheifele has 20 assists and Nikolaj Ehlers has 101 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 79 goals on 903 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has allowed 42 goals on 395 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have won six straight games when allowing three or less goals.
The Canadiens are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 road games. The Jets are 8-27 in their last 35 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-13 in their last 19 vs. Atlantic. The Canadiens are 11-4 in the last 15 meetings and the home team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Montreal Canadiens continue to be a hit or miss team that's capable of dropping a stinker every now and then. Meanwhile, the Winnipeg Jets are playing some of their best hockey of the season the last couple of weeks and the home team has won the last four games between the Jets and Montreal. I'll take a shot with the Jets on their home ice for the plus money.