Canadiens vs. Jets Odds, Betting, Picks & Preview for NHL Playoffs Game 3 on FanDuel Sportsbook
Canadiens vs. Jets NHL Game 3 Info
NHL Playoffs Game 3 (MTL leads series 2-0)
Montreal Canadiens (24-21-11) vs. Winnipeg Jets (30-23-3)
Date: Sunday, June 6
Time: 6:00 PM ET
Venue: Centre Bell
Canadiens vs. Jets Moneyline, Total and Odds
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Moneyline: Canadiens -142|Jets +120
Odds to win Stanley Cup:
Spread:Canadiens -1.5 (+198)|Jets +1.5 (-245)
Total:5.5 Over +122 | Under -150
Odds to win Stanley Cup:Canadiens +1400|Jets +7000
Canadiens vs. Jets Predictions and Picks
- 60-minute tie +290
- Under 5.5 -150
- Canadiens moneyline -142
Montreal Canadiens vs. Winnipeg Jets News, Analysis, and Picks
The Winnipeg Jets’ deficiencies continue to get exposed this postseason, and their metrics have finally caught up with them. Winnipeg has been outplayed at five-on-five and across all strengths in all six playoff games. They swept the Edmonton Oilers in the first round, but they haven’t been as lucky against the Montreal Canadiens in the second round.
The Jets continue to struggle on both ends of the ice. Granted, three of their six games have required overtime, but the Jets have given up at least 12 high-danger chances in each of their games and 26 or more scoring chances in five of six. Defensive metrics notwithstanding, the Jets can’t get anything going offensively.
Game 2 was the first time this postseason that the Jets out-possessed an opponent, which has impacted their ability to create chances. Winnipeg has created more than 10 high-danger scoring chances just twice this postseason, both times coming in overtime games while being out-chanced in every game. Scoring chances are somewhat easier to come by, but similar to high-danger metrics, the only time they have created more than 27 were in overtime games on home ice and they have yet to out-chance an opponent. Things are going to be a lot more challenging with the series changing venues.
Getting outplayed on the road is common practice for the Jets. They finished the regular season with the fourth-worst expected goals-for percentage and second-highest PDO. What’s included in their PDO is Connor Hellebuyck’s outstanding road save percentage. Hellebuyck finished the regular season with a 92.5% save percentage in road games. He’s been an absolute brick wall in two road games this postseason, allowing only one goal on 71 shots for a save percentage of 98.6%. Obviously, it’s improbable to maintain that save percentage, but the Jets’ best chance of winning a game comes when Hellebuyck is on his A-game.
However, the Habs have a secret weapon of their own in Carey Price. Price has stopped at least 95.3% of shots in three of his last four games, with a cumulative save percentage of 95.5%. His job has been made easier by some efficient defensive performances over the Canadiens’ recent sample.
Montreal has limited their opponents to seven or fewer high-danger chances and 24 or fewer scoring chances across all strengths in three straight games. Those metrics plummet even further at five-on-five, with the Habs giving up a combined nine high-danger chances and 48 scoring opportunities over their last three games. The Jets have come back down to earth offensively, and that’s going to be perpetuated by Montreal’s suffocating defense.
We’re betting that this takes longer than 60-minutes to sort out. Price and Hellebuyck will batten down the hatches, which lends itself to a low-scoring game, and also necessitates longer than regulation to determine a winner. Lastly, the Jets have been outmatched in every game this postseason, and they have four more wins than they probably should. The Canadiens should come out on top.