PNC Arena is the site for an enticing matchup as the Winnipeg Jets face off against the Carolina Hurricanes. It’s the last time that these two clubs will meet in the regular season. The Sports Network will broadcast this East-West matchup, which gets going at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 21.
Winnipeg Jets vs. Carolina Hurricanes Odds
Winnipeg (+160) is currently the underdog to Carolina (-180) at DraftKings sportsbook. If you want to put some action on the matchup’s Over/Under (O/U) total, you’ll be looking at -110 for over 6 goals and +-110 for under under..
The Hurricanes are 28-21 straight up (SU) and have recorded 2.6 units for moneyline bettors this year. Out of the team’s 49 regular season matches, 28 of them have gone under the total, while 21 have gone over and none have pushed. The team’s 16-9 SU at home this year.
Carolina has connected on 21.3 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a figure that places them in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked fifth overall, and it’s successfully killed off 83.1 percent of all penalties.
Carolina, as a collective unit, has been penalized 3.9 times per game overall this season, and 2.4 per game over its last five outings at home. The team has had to stave off opposition power plays for just 6.0 minutes per game over its last 10 matchups, overall.
With a .904 save percentage and 24.3 saves per game, Petr Mrazek (17-14-2) has been the best goalkeeper for the Hurricanes this year. If head coach Rod Brind Amour chooses to rest him, however, the team might turn to James Reimer (11-9-9 record, .921 save percentage, 2.47 goals against average).
Teuvo Teravainen and Andrei Svechnikov will both look to continue their strong seasons for the Hurricanes. Teravainen (45 points) has tallied nine goals and 36 assists and has recorded multiple points on 10 different occasions this year. Svechnikov has 19 goals and 24 assists to his name and has recorded at least one point in 28 games.
Winnipeg has earned 3.3 units for moneyline bettors this season and is currently 25-24 straight up (SU). A total of 25 of its outings have gone under the total, while 23 have gone over and just one has pushed. As the visiting team this season, Winnipeg is 14-11 SU.
Winnipeg has converted on 20.1 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 28th overall and it’s successfully defended 74.8 percent of all penalties.
Winnipeg’s players have been penalized only 3.0 times per game in total this season, and 3.6 per game over their last five on the road. The team’s been forced to defend opponent power plays just 6.6 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Connor Hellebuyck (28.0 saves per game) has been the primary option in goal for Winnipeg. Hellebuyck has 22 wins, 19 losses, and four OT losses to his credit, and has registered a .919 save percentage and 2.71 goals against average this year.
Leading the offensive counter for the visiting Jets will be Mark Scheifele (23 goals, 30 assists) and Kyle Connor (24 goals, 23 assists).
Winnipeg Jets vs. Carolina Hurricanes Betting Predictions
Free NHL Tip: SU Winner – Hurricanes, O/U – Over
The total has gone under in each of Carolina’s last five outings.
Power plays and penalty kills may play a critical role in tonight’s game. The Jets are 12-14 in games where they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 17-22 when they’re in the penalty box for fewer than 10 total minutes. The Hurricanes are 7-5 when they serve fewer penalty minutes than the opposition and 17-13 when they’re in the box for less than 10 minutes.
Winnipeg is 3-1 in games decided by a shootout this season while Carolina is 3-0 in shootouts.
Carolina skaters have managed 11.0 takeaways per game over its last five home games, an improvement over its season average of 9.5 takeaways per game (ranked 3rd in the league).
Winnipeg is ranked 21st in the league with 6.9 takeaways per game. That figure has trended lower, however, as the team has created 6.3 takeaways over its last 10 games and 6.0 takeaways over its last five.