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Winnipeg Jets vs Montreal Canadiens 04/30/2021 Predictions, Spread & NHL Picks

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Winnipeg Jets vs Montreal Canadiens 04-30-2021 Predictions Spread & NHL Picks

Winnipeg Jets vs Montreal Canadiens 04/30/2021 – All of a sudden, two of the top teams in the North Division have lost their footing. The Winnipeg Jets and the Montreal Canadiens – the teams holding the third and fourth spots in the division – had their respective playoff berths derailed following lackluster performances in their recent assignments. The Jets have lost five straight but still hold a six-point edge over the Canadiens, whom they will visit on Friday at the Bell Centre for a crucial faceoff on ice. Montreal, which is also coming off a 4-1 loss to Toronto on Wednesday, will play the match as slight favorites in the NHL Betting Lines with a -115 price to win. Winnipeg is priced at +104. The puck is scheduled to be dropped at 07:00 PM Eastern Time with a live broadcast on TSN2, RDS, TSN3 and NHL.TV.

Winnipeg Jets vs Montreal Canadiens 04/30/2021

When: Friday, April 30, 7:00 PM ET

Where: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec

TV: TSN2 | RDS | TSN3

Stream: NHL.TV

Winnipeg Jets vs Montreal Canadiens 04/30/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Winnipeg Jets +1.5 (-228) 5.5 o (-105) +104
Montreal Canadiens -1.5 (+196) 5.5 u (-105) -115
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Winnipeg Jets

A season-worst losing skid could not come at a worse time for the Winnipeg Jets. Instead of heaving a sigh of relief with a secured playoff spot, the Jets are being forced to recalibrate after suddenly stumbling to the third place of the North standings. It has been an utter surprise to see Winnipeg struggle, especially with the fact that the five-game slide all happened in their own home arena. Hitting the road for the first time in two weeks to face the Canadiens, the Jets are hoping that the change in environment could help them rediscover their old form. After all, they have established enough margin of safety to commit errors. The team remains six points above Montreal in the standings; however, Winnipeg knows that they should not allow the cushion to run out before they finally break out of the slump. 

Players to watch: M. Scheifele C (G 19 A 36 PTS 55), N. Ehlers LW (G 21 A 25 PTS 46), K. Connor LW (G 22 A 22 PTS 44).

Montreal Canadiens

It had appeared that the Canadiens were on their way to sealing their slot for the postseason until the team absorbed a kick in the teeth from out of nowhere. The loss to the Maple Leafs marked Montreal’s third loss of their last four games, turning what seemed to be an insurmountable cushion into an uncertain state. The Canadiens remain at the top of the playoff line in the North, only this time, fifth-placed Calgary Flames are just down by four points, 51-47. The team is obviously unhappy with how things have turned against them the last couple of games. But if anything, the Canadiens know that it must serve as fuel for them to perform with more intensity, which they can unleash when they host the Jets on Friday. 

Players to watch: T. Toffoli RW (G 25 A 11 PTS 36), J. Petry D (G 11 A 23 PTS 34), N. Suzuki C (G 10 A 20 PTS 30).

Winnipeg Jets vs Montreal Canadiens Betting Predictions

Trends

Jets

Winnipeg is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
Winnipeg is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games against Montreal.
Jets are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
Winnipeg is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Montreal.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Winnipeg’s last 6 games played on a Friday.

Canadiens

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal’s last 9 games.
Montreal is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal’s last 6 games against Winnipeg.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal’s last 6 games at home.
Montreal is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Winnipeg.

Jets vs Canadiens Betting Picks

The Jets will finally snap the losing skid on Friday. In odd fashion, Winnipeg will regain their lethal touch in their first game on the road after a while. With the hosts looking to run riot of Montreal’s defense, wagers on Winnipeg are turning into a hot commodity in the top betting sites for NHL. The match will not be much of a nail-biter. It will be a convincing win in favor of the Jets. 

Score Prediction: Jets 6, Canadiens 2.