Montreal Canadiens vs Winnipeg Jets NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/8/21

Montreal Canadiens vs Winnipeg Jets NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/8/21 Photo by James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

Winnipeg Jets (23-13-3) at Montreal Canadiens (17-10-9)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Bell Centre)

The Line: Montreal Canadiens -138 / Winnipeg Jets +115 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Winnipeg Jets and Montreal Canadiens meet Thursday in NHL action at the Bell Centre.

The Winnipeg Jets look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 25.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 18 goals, Mark Scheifele has 30 assists and Nikolaj Ehlers has 120 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 78 goals on 957 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has given up 22 goals on 257 shots.

The Montreal Canadiens look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Montreal Canadiens are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Toffoli leads Montreal with 19 goals, Jonathan Douin has 19 assists and Brendan Gallagher has 106 shots on goal. Defensively, the Montreal Canadiens are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 76.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Carey Price has given up 62 goals on 638 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up 27 goals on 347 shots.

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The Jets are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 9-3 in their last 12 Thursday games. The Canadiens are 1-5 in their last 6 Thursday games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The over is 11-5-2 in Jets last 18 overall. The over is 4-1 in Canadiens last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. The Jets are 6-13-1 in the last 20 meetings in Montreal and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The underdog is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings.

Oddsmakers continue to fall in love with the Montreal Canadiens, and they have yet to string wins together. The Winnipeg Jets have been the better team this season, they enter this contest with the rest advantage and they've beaten the Habs in four of the six meetings this season. The Jets have also played some of their best recent hockey on the road. I just don't understand these prices that continue to come with the Canadiens. Give me the Jets and the plus money.

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Randy’s Pick Winnipeg Jets +115

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

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