Vancouver Canucks at Winnipeg Jets Matchup 1/14/20

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Elias Pettersson, J.T. Miller, and the Vancouver Canucks will face off against Kyle Connor, Mark Scheifele, and the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place in a Western Conference showdown. Sportsnet Pacific will air the game, and the action gets going at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 14.

Vancouver Canucks at Winnipeg Jets Odds

Vancouver (+110) is entering this one as the underdog to Winnipeg (-130) and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at 7 goals (-115 for the over, -105 for the under).

Vancouver is 25-21 straight up (SU) and has earned 4.4 units for moneyline bettors this season. Through 46 regular season contests, 24 of its games have gone over the total, while 19 have gone under and just three have pushed. This 2019-20 Canucks team is 11-13 SU on the road.

Vancouver has converted on 23.4 percent of its power play chances this year, a mark that’s good enough for sixth-best in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 16th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 80.5 percent of its penalties..

With a .915 save percentage and 29.2 saves per game, Jacob Markstrom (17-15-3) has been the best option in goal for Vancouver this season. If head coach Travis Green decides to rest him, however, Vancouver might turn to Thatcher Demko (8-7-1 record, .903 save percentage, 3.20 goals against average).

Winnipeg is 24-22 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 4.3 units this season. 24 of its outings have gone under the total, while 21 have gone over and just one has pushed. The team is 10-12 SU at home this year.

The Jets have converted on just 20.9 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure 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 has denied 28.3 shots per game as the top option in goal for the Jets. Hellebuyck has 21 wins, 17 losses, and four OT losses to his name and has recorded a pedestrian 2.64 goals against average and a .920 save percentage this season.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Winnipeg Jets Betting Predictions

Pick: SU Winner – Jets, O/U – Under

Betting Notes

  • Each team is 3-1 in games decided by shootout.
  • The under has hit 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 has been attempting 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 recorded the 10th-most hits per game in the NHL (22.8), but that number has risen to 27.8 over their last five home games.