Elias Pettersson, J.T. Miller, and the Vancouver Canucks will do battle against Kyle Connor, Mark Scheifele, and the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place in a Western Conference tilt. The action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 14 and it’s being televised live on Sportsnet Pacific.
Vancouver Canucks vs. Winnipeg Jets Odds
Playing the role of favorites will be the Jets (-130), while the Canucks are dogs showing moneyline odds of +110, and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 7 goals (-115 for the over, -105 for the under).
Vancouver is 25-21 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 4.4 units this year. 24 of its games have gone over the total, while 19 have gone under and just three have pushed. The Nucks are 11-13 SU as an away team in 2019-20.
Vancouver has converted on 23.4 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a mark that places them in the top-10 among NHL teams. Additionally, its penalty kill is ranked 16th overall, and the team’s successfully killed off 80.5 percent of all penalties..
With a .915 save percentage and 29.2 saves per game, Jacob Markstrom (17-15-3) has been the top option in goal for Vancouver this year. If head coach Travis Green chooses to rest him, however, Vancouver may turn to Thatcher Demko (8-7-1), who has a .903 save percentage and 3.20 goals against average this year.
Over on the other bench, Winnipeg is 24-22 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 4.3 units this season. 24 of its matches have gone under the total, while 21 have gone over and just one has pushed. The team’s 10-12 SU at home this season.
The Jets have converted on just 20.9 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 31st overall, and it’s successfully killed off 73.3 percent of all penalties.
Connor Hellebuyck (28.3 saves per game) has been the primary choice in the crease for the Jets. Hellebuyck has 21 wins, 17 losses, and four OT losses and has maintained a .920 save percentage and 2.64 goals against average this season.
Vancouver Canucks at Winnipeg Jets Free Picks
Free NHL Tip: SU Winner – Jets, O/U – Under
Each team is 3-1 in games decided by shootout.
The total has gone under in three of Winnipeg’s last five outings.
Vancouver has managed 29.6 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Winnipeg is averaging 34.2 shots per game over its last five at home.
Over Vancouver’s last ten games, eight of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 6-2 in those games).
The Jets this season have dished out the 10th-most hits per game in the NHL (22.8), but that average has risen to 27.8 over their past five games as the home team.