In their first head-to-head meeting of the regular season, the Winnipeg Jets and the Anaheim Ducks meet at the Honda Center in a Western Conference showdown. The action gets underway at 4 p.m. ET on Friday, November 24 and it is being televised live on The Sports Network.
Winnipeg Jets vs. Anaheim Ducks Odds
Anaheim (-115) is currently favored over Winnipeg (-105), and the oddsmakers have put the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-135 to bet the under, +115 for the over).
Winnipeg is 13-8 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 5.0 units this year. 12 of its contests have gone over the total, while nine have gone under and none have pushed. The Jets are 6-5 SU as an away team in 2017-18.
Winnipeg has converted on 22.9 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that places them in the top-5 among NHL teams. Its penalty kill is ranked 20th out of 31 teams, and it’s successfully killed off 78.5 percent of all penalties.
Winnipeg, as a collective unit, has been penalized 4.4 times per game in the 2017-18 season, 4.6 per game over its last five outings total, and 4.2 per game over its last five road outings. The teams been forced to stave off opponent power plays 9.0 minutes per game over their last five road outings.
Boasting a .925 save percentage and 28.6 saves per game, Connor Hellebuyck (11-5-2) has been the top option in goal for Winnipeg this year. If it chooses to give him a rest, however, head coach Paul Maurice might go with Steve Mason (2-5-1), who has a .907 save percentage and 3.31 goals against average this year.
The visiting Jets have relied on Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler heavily this season. Scheifele has 25 points on 11 goals and 14 assists, and has recorded two or more points seven times. Wheeler has five goals and 20 assists to his name (and has logged a point in 12 games).
Anaheim is 10-11 straight up (SU) and has lost 0.9 units for moneyline bettors thus far. Through 21 regular season contests, 12 of its games have gone under the total, while eight have gone over and just one has pushed. It’s 6-8 SU at home this year.
Anaheim has converted on just 17.2 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a mark that places it in the bottom 10 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked eighth overall, and it’s successfully killed off 84.1 percent of all opponent power plays.
Anaheim skaters have been sent to the penalty box 5.0 times per game in total this season, and 3.8 per game over their past five contests. The teams been forced to kill penalties 8.8 minutes per game over their last five outings.
John Gibson (32.0 saves per game) has been the primary selection in goal for Anaheim. Gibson has seven wins, 10 losses, and two overtime losses to his name and has recorded a .924 save percentage and 2.86 goals against average this season.
Rickard Rakell (eight goals, 10 assists) will pace the attack for the Ducks.
Winnipeg Jets vs. Anaheim Ducks Betting Predictions
Predictions: SU Winner – Jets, O/U – Over
- The under has hit in three of Anaheim’s last five games.
- Seven of Winnipeg’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 5-2 in those games.
- The Ducks this season have recorded the fourth-most hits per game (25.5).