Winnipeg Jets vs. Vancouver Canucks - 1/14/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Winnipeg Jets vs. Vancouver Canucks - 1/14/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Canucks (25-17-4) at Winnipeg Jets (24-18-4)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Bell MTS Place)

The Line: Winnipeg Jets -127 / Vancouver Canucks +115 --- Over/Under: 6.5

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The Vancouver Canucks and Winnipeg Jets meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.

The Vancouver Canucks look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 24.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Elias Pettersson leads Vancouver with 21 goals, JT Miller has 28 assists and Tanner Pearson has 113 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 79.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up 87 goals on 1,022 shots faced and Thatcher Demko has allowed 46 goals on 472 shots. The Vancouver Canucks have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last 10 games.

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The Winnipeg Jets need a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 21.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with 22 goals, Kyle Connor has 22 assists and Blake Wheeler has 114 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 73 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 92 goals on 1,135 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 40 goals on 350 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 10 games.

The Canucks are 6-0 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference, 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 9-2 in their last 11 overall. The Jets are 5-1 in their last 6 games as a home favorite, 5-2 in their last 7 games as a favorite and 0-6 in their last 6 home games. The over is 5-2 in Canucks last 7 overall. The over is 5-2 in Jets last 7 home games. The Canucks are 0-8 in the last 8 meetings in Winnipeg and 3-13 in the last 16 meetings. The home team is 14-6 in the last 20 meetings. The under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Winnipeg and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Winnipeg Jets have won each of the last nine meetings against the Canucks, and that includes outscoring them 5-1 in the last two matchups. The Canucks haven't beaten the Jets since December of 2016 and they've scored one or less goals in five of the last six meetings. History aside, the Canucks are playing better hockey overall at the moment and the Jets have lost six straight at home. When I can get the team in better form at plus money in hockey, I usually take it. It's a hot and cold sport. Give me the Canucks and the plus money. 

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Randy’s Pick Vancouver Canucks +115

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