Winnipeg Jets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - 1/17/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Winnipeg Jets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - 1/17/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning (28-15-4) at Winnipeg Jets (25-18-4)

NHL Hockey: Friday, January 17, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Bell MTS Place)

The Line: Winnipeg Jets / Tampa Bay Lightning --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Tampa Bay Lightning and Winnipeg Jets meet Friday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.

The Tampa Bay Lightning look for another win after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 27.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Point leads Tampa Bay with 18 goals, Nikita Kucherov has 32 assists and Kevin Shattenkirk has 90 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 83.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 85 goals on 1,002 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has allowed 37 goals on 385 shots. The Tampa Bay Lightning have allowed three or less goals in nine straight games.

The Winnipeg Jets need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 24 goals, Mark Scheifele has 30 assists and Blake Wheeler has 115 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 73.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 93 goals on 1,208 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 40 goals on 350 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or less goals in five of their last six games.

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The Lightning are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 70-31 in their last 101 games as a favorite and 35-16 in their last 51 games as a road favorite. The Jets are 4-10 in their last 14 games as an underdog, 20-8 in their last 28 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-6 in their last 7 home games. The under is 4-1 in Lightning last 5 road games. The under is 6-2 in Jets last 8 games playing on 2 days rest. The underdog is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Winnipeg and 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings.

We hit last night fading the Tampa Bay Lightning as big favorites, but it's hard to do it again here. One, the Lightning have lost two or more games in a row just once since December 3. Also, the Winnipeg Jets haven't been able to take care of home ice, so just because they have the rest advantage and they're at home doesn't hold much weight in this spot. The Tampa Bay Lightning should get a bounce back victory to continue this hot streak they're riding. 

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