Winnipeg Jets (15-7-1) at Montreal Canadiens (10-6-6)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Bell Centre)
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -153 / Winnipeg Jets +138 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Winnipeg Jets and Montreal Canadiens meet Saturday in NHL action at the Bell Centre.
The Winnipeg Jets look for a win after winning six of their last seven games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 23.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Nikolaj Ehlers leads Winnipeg with 11 goals, Mark Scheifele has 21 assists and Kyle Connor has 73 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 47 goals on 554 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has given up 11 goals on 172 shots.
The Montreal Canadiens need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Toffoli leads Montreal with 14 goals, Jeff Petry has 14 assists and Brendan Gallagher has 72 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 76.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 39 goals on 365 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up 21 goals on 267 shots.
The Jets are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 6-1 in their last 7 overall. The Canadiens are 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The under is 5-1-1 in Jets last 7 Saturday games. The under is 4-1 in Canadiens last 5 Saturday games. The Jets are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Montreal and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The road team is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
The Winnipeg Jets are playing the better hockey right now and have won all three meetings against the Habs this season. The Montreal Canadiens continue to pile up the losses and have some bad losses on their resume during this stretch. And yet oddsmakers continue to make the Canadiens favorites, a team that's now eighth in the most money lost this season. I'll once again back the Jets and the plus money here.