Carolina Hurricanes vs. Winnipeg Jets - 1/21/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Winnipeg Jets - 1/21/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Winnipeg Jets (25-20-4) at Carolina Hurricanes (28-18-3)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)

The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -173 / Winnipeg Jets +156 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Winnipeg Jets and Carolina Hurricanes meet Tuesday in NHL action at the PNC Arena.

The Winnipeg Jets need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 24 goals, Mark Scheifele has 30 assists and Blake Wheeler has 123 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 74.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 102 goals on 1,252 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 42 goals on 364 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or more goals in four of their last six games.

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The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 21.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 24 goals, Teuvo Teravainen has 36 assists and Dougie Hamilton has 170 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 83.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has allowed 80 goals on 834 shots and James Reimer has given up 46 goals on 581 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or less goals in six straight games.

The Jets are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference, 4-11 in their last 15 games as an underdog and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Hurricanes are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a home favorite, 21-6 in their last 27 vs. Western Conference and 37-17 in their last 54 home games. The over is 24-9-1 in Jets last 34 vs. Eastern Conference. The under is 4-0 in Hurricanes last 4 home games. The Jets are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Carolina and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings. The under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Carolina and 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.

The Winnipeg Jets are watching their defense fall apart and the losses start to pile up, and they've provided no value in the underdog role much of the season. The Carolina Hurricanes have been very consistent defensively as of late and that's going to lead to a ton of victories moving forward if it continues. The Hurricanes have played their best hockey at home and they beat the Jets by three goals when they met about a month ago. I'll take the Hurricanes at home and the PL for added value. 

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