Winnipeg Jets vs. Vancouver Canucks - 11/8/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Vancouver Canucks (9-4-3) at Winnipeg Jets (8-7-1)
NHL Hockey: Friday, November 8, 2019 at 8:00 pm (Bell MTS Place)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -130 / Vancouver Canucks +118 --- Over/Under: 6.5
The Vancouver Canucks and Winnipeg Jets meet Friday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.
The Vancouver Canucks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Boeser leads Vancouver with seven goals, Elias Pettersson has 14 assists and Tanner Pearson has 46 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 88.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up 25 goals on 304 shots faced and Thatcher Demko has allowed nine goals on 145 shots. The Vancouver Canucks have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 10 games.
The Winnipeg Jets look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 15.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Nikolaj Ehlers leads Winnipeg with seven goals, Patrik Laine has 11 assists and Blake Wheeler has 51 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 65.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 28 goals on 401 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 19 goals on 134 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last eight games.
The Canucks are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest, 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 18-8 in their last 26 overall. The Jets are 6-1 in their last 7 Friday games, 13-6 in their last 19 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-16 in their last 21 games as a home favorite. The under is 26-10-2 in Canucks last 38 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 5-0-1 in Jets last 6 home games. The Canucks are 0-7 in the last 7 meetings in Winnipeg. The Canucks are 1-12 in the last 13 meetings. The home team is 13-6 in the last 19 meetings. The favorite is 17-4 in the last 21 meetings.
The Winnipeg Jets have won each of the last eight meetings against the Vancouver Canucks and nine of the last 10 meetings overall. The Jets haven't lost to the Canucks since December of 2016. The Vancouver Canucks are on the end of a back to back and haven't had a whole lot of success in the road underdog role dating back to last season. The Winnipeg Jets are well rested and are kind of due for a breakout home victory given the way past contests have gone. Given the history between these two clubs, I'll side with the Jets and the reasonable price.