Montreal Canadiens vs. Winnipeg Jets Game Preview 3/30/19

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Max Domi, Tomas Tatar, and the Montreal Canadiens will face off against Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, and the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place in an East-West tilt. TVA Sports will showcase the game, which gets going at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 30.

Montreal Canadiens vs. Winnipeg Jets Odds

Winnipeg (-150) is currently favored over Montreal (+130), and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-120 money on the under, +100 on the over).

Netting moneyline bettors 2.4 units, Winnipeg is 45-32 straight up (SU) overall thus far. That winning percentage, ranked fifth in the league in this young season, is a regression from the 52-30 record that the team posted during last year’s regular season campaign. Through 77 regular season outings, 38 of its games have gone over the total, while 32 have gone under and just seven have pushed. The team’s 25-15 SU at home this season.

The Jets have converted on 25.5 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that places them in the top-5 among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 24th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 79.1 percent of all penalties.

Averaging 29.7 saves per game with a .912 save percentage, Connor Hellebuyck (32 wins, 27 losses, and two OT losses) has been the most dependable goalkeeper for Winnipeg this year. If Winnipeg chooses to give him a breather, however, the team might turn to Laurent Brossoit (13-8-8 record, .925 save percentage, 2.52 goals against average).

Montreal has earned moneyline bettors 4.4 units this year and is currently 41-37 straight up (SU). A total of 41 of its outings have gone under the total, while 33 have gone over and just four have pushed. As the visiting team, the Canadiens are 18-21 SU.

The Canadiens have converted on just 12.4 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s ranked 32nd in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 14th overall and it’s successfully defended 80.8 percent of all penalties.

Carey Price (.917 save percentage and 2.53 goals against average) has been the primary option in goal for Montreal. Price is averaging 27.3 saves per game and owns a 33-30-6 record.

Montreal Canadiens at Winnipeg Jets Betting Picks

Pick: SU Winner – Jets, O/U – Under

Betting Trends

  • The Jets are 2-1 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Canadiens are 2-0 in shootouts.
  • The total has gone under in three of Winnipeg’s last five games.
  • Eight of Montreal’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 5-3 in those games.
  • Montreal skaters have accounted for the league’s fifth-most hits per game (26.8).