Winnipeg Jets vs. Montreal Canadiens, 01/11/17 – Prediction
Written by: Alex Alarcon
Montreal Canadiens (25-10-6) at Winnipeg Jets (20-20-3)
Game Time: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 MTS Centre
The Montreal Canadiens travel to MTS Centre to play the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.
Winning Streak Snapped
Montreal comes into this matchup having played 41 games. They have an overall record of 25-10-6 and on the road they have a record of 10-6-4. Currently they are 1st in the Atlantic Division.
The Canadiens have 56 total points this season. They have scored 125 goals while giving up 97 goals. They have had 133 power play opportunities and have scored 28 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%.
The Canadiens have allowed 147 power play opportunities and given up 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.86% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
Jets Torch The Flames
Winnipeg shows up with a record of 20-20-3 including 11-8-1 at home this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They’ve scored 118 goals and surrendered 126 for a goal differential of -8.
The Jets have a record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 18-23 while their over/under record sits at 17-21-5.
Winnipeg has attempted 2,231 shots at full strength and they’ve given up 2,365 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.7% as they have 1,685 shots while they’ve given up 1,772 attempts on defense. The Jets have an offensive zone percentage of 49.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.5% so far this season.
- Canadiens are 4-0 in their last 4 games following a loss of 3 or more goals.
- Canadiens are 4-0 in their last 4 games following a home loss of 3 or more goals.
- Canadiens are 13-3 in their last 16 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Jets are 6-13 in their last 19 vs. Atlantic.
- Jets are 46-102 in their last 148 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Jets are 2-6 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest.
The Jets have been playing well as of late, but the Canadiens come into this contest a much stronger team. They also have a chip on their shoulder after their winning streak was broken from the Capitals.
PICK: Montreal Canadiens
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