The Winnipeg Jets will head to Montreal to take on the Canadiens for a cross-conference matchup. The puck drop for this game is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. eastern from the Bell Centre.
The Jets finally got a much-needed victory last night and are now eight points out of fourth place and a potential playoff spot. The Canadiens are just waiting for this season to be over, as they are dead last in their division.
Jets at Canadiens Stats
Winnipeg Jets’ stats
The Jets are not going to go down without a fight. While the chances are still not great, the Jets have found an internal fire that is keeping them trending up in their divisional standings.
After losing four straight games, the Jets were able to go into Ottawa last night and get the job done. The Jets were able to jump out to an early lead and coast to victory against a team that struggles offensively.
The Jets’ offense has stayed consistent almost all season. They are averaging 3.06 goals per game, which comes in at 16th in the NHL.
In their last five games, the Jets are averaging 2.8 goals per game. In their last five away games, the Jets are averaging 4.0 goals per game.
Kyle Connor has been great for the Jets’ offense all season. After a disappointing stretch of three games without any points, Connor was able to score and assist on a goal last night to bring his season total up to 84 points.
Mark Scheifele is second on the team in total points with 70. Scheifele added an assist last night to make it nine games out of their last 10 where he has recorded at least a single point.
Connor Helleybuck is the main goaltender for the Jets. While his overall record is not going to go down as one of the best seasons ever, 26-25-7, no one will be able to discredit the amount of work he has done this season, starting almost 60 games with a few left to play.
Montreal Canadiens’ stats
A season to forget is what is happening in Montreal. The Canadiens have struggled for any type of consistency all season and are way out of any late playoff push.
In their most recent game against the Maple Leafs, the Canadiens gave up an early two-goal lead and struggled to get back in the game. The Canadiens would go on to lose 2-3.
The offense for the Canadiens has been bad all season. They are averaging 2.60 goals per game, which is 29th in the NHL.
Recently, things have been better, with the Canadiens averaging 3.4 goals in their last five games. Their scoring while at home has also been solid, scoring 3.4 goals per game in their last five home games.
The Canadiens’ offense is led by the play of Nick Suzuki. Suzuki has recorded 54 total points, scoring 19 goals, and assisting on 35 others.
The next closest player is Cole Caufield. In his first full season in the NHL, Caufield is second on the team with 38 points, scoring 18 goals and assisting on 20 others.
Jake Allen has made the most starts at goaltender for the Canadiens. He has a record of 9-20-4 and is giving up 3.30 goals per game.
Betting Trends for Jets at Canadiens
- The Jets have won their moneyline bet in five of their last ten games.
- Winnipeg has been over for total goals in five of their last ten games.
- The Canadiens have won their moneyline bet in three of their last ten games.
- Montreal has been over for total goals in five of their last 10 games.
Who to Bet Jets at Canadiens
Not sure how anyone would want to bet on the Canadiens tonight. The Jets have the NHL betting odds in their favor and they should have everyone else’s picks as well.
These two teams recently played each other in March and the Jets won 8-4. Expect relatively the same results, as the Jets are playing better hockey than the Canadiens.
When making your NHL picks, go with the NHL expert picks and bet on the Winnipeg Jets.