After an intense Game 1, where there were injuries, suspensions and a surprise win, we head into tonight’s Game 2 of the Canadiens vs. Jets series. There is some added pressure after the events that occurred in the previous encounter and could shape the rest of the series in favor of Montreal, if they take advantage of it
Now they will kick off Game 2 of their series in Round 2. Can the Canadiens get another win on the road? Or will Jets tie the series scorebored? We take a closer look at the Canadiens vs. Jets matchup, along with the latest NHL odds, betting trends and expert predictions. Be sure to be on the lookout for updated NHL odds and lines out our online Bitcoin sportsbook before placing your bets!
Canadiens vs. Jets Game 2 Information
- When: Friday, June 4th, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
- Where: Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
- TV: USA, CBC, SN, TVAS
- Radio: TSN 690 AM (Canadiens) // 680 AM CJOB (Jets)
- Live Stream: NHL Live
- NHL Betting Odds: Winnipeg Jets (-143) / OU: 5.5
Why Bet on the Montreal Canadiens?
In Round 1, many thought the Canadiens were done after the first four games against the Maple Leafs. Little did they know that it was enough to push them to the edge and win the next three to qualify for Round 2. They took the series all the way to Game 7 to stay alive. Slowly but surely, the Habs have been gaining that needed momentum.
Carey Price keeps on having a great performance. On Wednesday’s matchup, he saved 27 shots, with a GAA of 2.34 and a save percentage of .928. He will keep being the top player to look out for on the Habs side, as long as they keep a good defensive line. Offensively, they’re averaging 2.38 goals per game, with a success rate of 17.4% in the power play and 88.5% efficiency rate in the penalty kill.
Why Bet on the Winnipeg Jets?
After barely getting into the postseason, the Winnipeg Jets shook the world with the sweep in Round 1 against the Edmonton Oilers. This game them time to rest and prepare for the Canadiens. But their recent performance from Game 1 will bring a lot of pressure in Game 2. Mark Scheifele got suspended after hitting Canadiens forward Jake Evans viciously. That loss right there is heavy already, as he’s one of the top centers in the team.
The added pressure will be on Connor Hellebuyck, as the goalie has been one of the main reasons the Jets have survived this postseaon. He stopped 28 shots on Wednesday night, with a GAA of 2.01 and a save percentage of .937. In the offense, the Jets are averaging 3.40 goals per game, along with a penalty kill rate of 80% and a 23.1% success rate in the power play.
Canadiens vs. Jets Betting Trends
- The Canadiens are 4-1 SU in the last 5 games.
- The Canadiens are 4-1 SU in the last 5 games on the road.
- The totals went under in 4 of Montreal’s last 6 games.
- The Jets are 6-1 SU in the last 7 games.
- The Jets are 4-1 SU in the last 5 games this season.
- The totals went over in 4 of Winnipeg’s last 6 games.
Canadiens vs. Jets Expert Betting Predictions
With the Jets having loss on of their top players, along with another due to injury, this could be a rough night at home. The Canadiens have made a comeback with a steady pace from Round 1 and are currently 4 games in a row without a loss. No doubt it will a morale booster, which they needed. If the Jets don’t get their act together, they might face elimination in Game 3 and Game 4 on the road.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.