Two teams facing each other for the second time this year, the Arizona Coyotes and the Winnipeg Jets clash at Bell MTS Place in a Western Conference showdown. The action will get going at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 14, and you will be able to catch the game live on Fox Sports Arizona.
Arizona Coyotes vs. Winnipeg Jets Odds
With a -205 moneyline, Winnipeg enters the matchup as the substantial favorite. The line for Arizona sits at +175, and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at an even 6 goals (-110 for the over, -110 for the under).
Winnipeg is 9-7 straight up (SU) and has netted 1.9 units for moneyline bettors this season. That winning percentage, the second-best in the Central Division in this young season, is a welcome improvement over the 40-42 record from the 2016-17 season campaign. Among its 16 games this season, 10 have gone over the total, while six have gone under and none have pushed. The team is 4-3 SU at home this year.
The Jets have been able to convert on 24.1 percent of their power play chances this year, a figure that places them in the top-5 among NHL teams. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked 25th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 78.0 percent of all penalties.
The Jets, as a collective unit, have been penalized 4.3 times per game overall this season, 4.4 per game over their past five games total, and 4.2 per game over their last five home outings. The team has been forced to stave off opponent power plays for 12.8 minutes per game over their last five home outings.
Sporting a .926 save percentage and 28.1 saves per game, Connor Hellebuyck (8-4-2) has been the primary goalkeeper for the Jets this year. If head coach Paul Maurice decides to give him the evening off, however, Winnipeg could turn to Steve Mason (1-5-5 record, .892 save percentage, 3.76 goals against average).
The Jets will continue to rely on leadership from Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele. Wheeler (23 points) has tallied five goals and 18 assists and has recorded multiple points six times this year. Scheifele has 10 goals and 11 assists to his credit and has notched at least one point in 10 games.
Arizona is 2-17 straight up (SU) and has lost 15.4 units for moneyline bettors thus far. Through 19 regular season outings, 11 of its games have gone over the total, while seven have gone under and just one has pushed. The Coyotes are 1-10 SU as the visiting team this season.
The Coyotes have converted on just 14.5 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that’s ranked 28th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 29th overall and it’s successfully killed off 75.5 percent of all penalties.
Arizona’s skaters have been penalized only 3.2 times per game in total this season, and 4.0 per game over their last five road outings. The team’s been forced to defend opponent power plays just 7.2 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Antti Raanta (25.0 saves per game) has been the primary option in the net for Arizona. Raanta has one win, seven losses, and two OT losses to his credit, while registering a .913 save percentage and 2.90 goals against average this year.
Clayton Keller (11 goals, six assists) will lead the attack for the visiting Coyotes.
Arizona Coyotes vs. Winnipeg Jets Free Picks
Predictions: SU Winner – Jets, O/U – Over
The over has hit in three of Winnipeg’s last five outings.
Over Arizona’s last ten games, four of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 0-4 in those games).
Arizona skaters have accounted for the league’s second-most hits per game (25.6).