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Jets vs. Canadiens Predictions, Odds, Preview

June 7, 2021
by Joe Williams
VI Betting Expert

Winnipeg Jets vs. Montreal Canadiens Game 4 Predictions

Score Prediction Canadiens 3 Jets 1

The Montreal Canadiens pushed the Winnipeg Jets to the brink with a sound 5-1 beating in Game 3. They entered the postseason as the lowest-seeded team, and now they're one win away from punching its ticket to the Stanley Cup semifinals against the winner of the Colorado Avalanche-Vegas Golden Knights series.

The Canadiens led Sunday's Game 3 wire to wire, something we have seen a lot from them lately. Montreal has not trailed in 376:14, and that's the fifth-longest streak by any team in NHL postseason history. Who could ever have seen that coming? Carey Price has been tremendous, winning six consecutive games, and the offense picked up the pace with five goals, tying the most in this postseason. They also won Game 1 against the Jets by a 5-3 score.

The Jets had been getting very good production from Connor Hellebuyck, but he disappeared in Game 3 when they needed him most. Price has been stealing games and/or just dominating, and that's always the recipe for success and a lengthy postseason run. It's working, and it's happening.

Montreal is playing its fourth game in six days, and they're just 2-5 in the past seven in a 4-in-6 situation. They're also just 2-5 in the past seven as a favorite in the playoffs. However, they have bucked nearly every other trend so far, so don't put too much stock into that trend.

Winnipeg has dropped four in a row in this series, although if you're looking for a glimmer of hope for the Jets, the road team is 4-1 in the past five meetings, and the underdog is 6-1 in the past seven meetings. The Over is 8-2 in the past 10 meetings overall, and 5-1 in the past six battles in Montreal.

Winnipeg Jets vs. Montreal Canadiens Game 4 Best Bets

  • Canadiens -155
  • UNDER 5.5 (-130)

The Winnipeg Jets have lost four straight games when facing the Montreal Canadiens, outscored 16-7 in those games. (AP)

Winnipeg Jets vs. Montreal Canadiens Game 4 Odds

  • Jets +125
  • Canadiens -155
  • Jets (+1.5) -200
  • Canadiens (-1.5) +170
  • OVER 5.5 (+105)
  • UNDER 5.5 (-130)

Winnipeg Jets vs. Montreal Canadiens Game 4 Betting Analysis

  • Venue: Centre Bell
  • Location: Montreal, Quebec
  • TV-Time: NHLN - 8:00 p.m. ET

Winnipeg Jets: 34-26-3 SU, 39-24 PL, 31-28-4 O/U
Montreal Canadiens: 21-24-11 SU, 32-34 PL, 28-35-4 O/U

I am not going to get tricked by the Jets again. The swept the Edmonton Oilers in the first round, and perhaps I overvalued that a little bit. I picked the Jets in Game 1, and they got crushed. I picked the Jets in Game 2, and they lost a 1-0 game, failing to show any heart after the Mark Scheifele incident. In Game 3, surely the Jets would show some fight, working hard to stay in the game and prolong their season, right? Wrong. They were curb-stomped by Les Habitants, and they haven't had a lead at any point in this season.

I am not trusting the Jets again. It's time to start believing in the Canadiens, who have come back from near-death in the Toronto series, down 3-1, and they have rattled off six in a row to get themselves one game away from the NHL's version of the Final Four. In a season of strange happenings, the run by the Habs has been amazing. Bank on them and Price in Game 4.

Winnipeg Jets vs. Montreal Canadiens Series History

  • 06/06/2021 - Winnipeg 1 at Montreal 5 (-1.5) - Over 5
  • 06/04/2021 - Montreal 1 (+1.5) at Winnipeg 0 - Under 5.5
  • 06/02/2021 - Montreal 5 (+1.5) at Winnipeg 3 - Over 5.5

Projected Goalies

Winnipeg: Connor Hellebuyck (24-17, 4 SO, 2.58 GAA, .916 SV%)

Montreal: Carey Price (12-7, 1 SO, 2.64 GAA, .901 SV%)

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