Ryan Getzlaf, Adam Henrique, and the Anaheim Ducks are set to face off against Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, and the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place in a Western Conference showdown. The opening face-off takes place at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 13, and you can watch the game live on The Sports Network.
Anaheim Ducks at Winnipeg Jets Odds
The Jets (-220) are currently the favorite over the Ducks (+180) and the Over/Under (O/U) is placed at 6 goals. The odds for betting that total sit at -120 money on the over and +100 on the under.
Netting 5.5 units for moneyline bettors, Winnipeg is 28-16 straight up (SU) overall this year. That winning percentage, ranked second in the league in this young season, is right in line with the 52-30 record the team managed during the 2017-18 season campaign. Through 44 regular season matches, 20 of its games have gone over the total, while 19 have gone under and just five have pushed. The team’s 16-8 SU at home this season.
The Jets have converted on 27.9 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that places them in the top-5 among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 16th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 80.0 percent of all penalties.
Averaging 27.7 saves per game with a .908 save percentage, Connor Hellebuyck (19 wins, 15 losses, and one OT loss) has been the top goalkeeper for the Jets this year. If the Jets choose to rest him, however, the team may turn to Laurent Brossoit (9-2-2 record, .939 save percentage, 2.10 goals against average).
On the other side of the rink, Anaheim is 19-26 straight up (SU) and has lost 6.0 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 45 regular season contests, 27 of its games have gone under the total, while 15 have gone over and just three have pushed. The Ducks are 9-11 SU as an away team this season.
The Ducks have converted on just 14.3 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that places them in the bottom- overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 15th overall and it’s successfully killed off 80.3 percent of all opponent power plays.
John Gibson (2.72 goals against average and .920 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for Anaheim. Gibson is averaging 29.1 saves per game and owns a 16-22-7 record.
Anaheim Ducks vs. Winnipeg Jets Free Picks
Free NHL Tip: SU Winner – Jets, O/U – Over
- The Ducks (3-2 in shootouts this season) has more experience in games decided by shootout. The Jets has participated in only two shootouts this year, winning one and losing the other.
- The under has hit in four of Anaheim’s last five games.
- Over Anaheim’s last ten games, six of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 0-6 in those games).
- Anaheim skaters have given out the league’s 10th-most hits per game (22.8).