Winnipeg Jets vs Montreal Canadiens NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/15/21

Winnipeg Jets vs Montreal Canadiens NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/15/21 Photo by Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens (12-8-7) at Winnipeg Jets (17-8-2)

NHL Hockey: Monday, March 15, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Bell MTS Place)

The Line: Winnipeg Jets -105 / Montreal Canadiens -115 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Montreal Canadiens and the Winnipeg Jets meet in NHL action from Bell MTS Place on Monday night.

The Montreal Canadiens will look to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to the Calgary Flames in their last matchup. Jeff Petry leads the Habs in scoring with 25 points including 11 goals and 14 assists while Tyler Toffoli has a team-high 15 goals with 8 assists for 23 points while Jonathan Drouin has 18 points with a team-high 16 assists this season. As a team, Montreal is averaging 3.3 goals per game on 33.3 shots per game with a 21.9% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.6 goals per game on 28.7 shots against per game with a 77.9% success mark on the PK.

The Winnipeg Jets will look to build on their 5-2 win over Toronto last time out. Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring with 36 points including a team-high 24 assists with 12 goals while Nikolaj Ehlers has 29 points with a team-high 14 goals and a team-high 84 shots on goal this season. As a team, Winnipeg is averaging 3.4 goals per game on 29.4 shots per game with a 25% mark on the power play while allowing 2.9 goals per game on 31.7 shots against per contest and a 77.6% mark on the PK this season.

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Montreal is 3-9 in their last 12 games overall and 1-4 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games as a road favorite. Winnipeg is 6-2 in their last 8 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 games overall. Montreal is 1-4 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

I’m still trying to fathom and understand the Habs being favored in certain spots, but realistically, this Montreal team still isn’t one I’m looking to get behind for much of anything right now. As much as I got Winnipeg’s recent games against Montreal wrong, there’s still a lot of value here with the Jets. Give me Winnipeg in this spot.

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Chris’s Pick Winnipeg -105

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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