Winnipeg Jets at Ottawa Senators - 1/21/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Winnipeg Jets at Ottawa Senators - 1/21/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Ottawa Senators (1-1-1) vs Winnipeg Jets (2-1)

Game Info: Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

Betting Odds: Ottawa Senators +104 / Winnipeg Jets -128 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Winnipeg Jets and Ottawa Senators meet Thursday in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre.

The Winnipeg Jets look for another win to build on their 2-1 start to the season. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 15.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with three goals, Neal Pionk has three assists and Mark Scheifele has 14 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 55.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up five goals on 63 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has given up three goals on 41 shots.

The Ottawa Senators could use a win here to rebound from a 1-1-1 start. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Chris Tierney leads Ottawa with two goals, Nikita Zaitsev has four assists and Brady Tkachuk has 14 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 71.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has allowed 10 goals on 91 shots faced.

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The Jets are 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games and 6-2 in their last 8 games as a road favorite. The Senators are 6-13 in their last 19 Thursday games and 35-75 in their last 110 games as an underdog. The under is 3-1-1 in Jets last 5 Thursday games. The over is 7-3 in Senators last 10 overall. The Jets are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Ottawa and 7-2 in the last 9 meetings. The favorite is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.

The Ottawa Senators have more to prove if they want to become a team worthy of backing this season, as they've been on the struggle bus these last couple of years. The Winnipeg Jets are off to a decent start through three games, and they've had the upper hand over the Senators in past meetings, which includes a rally a couple days ago where they won in overtime. The Jets have also won six straight games in the favorite role. Hard not to like the Winnipeg Jets to get another one over the Senators. 

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Randy’s Pick Winnipeg Jets -128

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