Winnipeg Jets at Carolina Hurricanes - 4/21/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Winnipeg Jets at Carolina Hurricanes - 4/21/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes (49-20-8) vs Winnipeg Jets (35-31-11)

Game Info: Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)

Betting Odds: Carolina Hurricanes -250 / Winnipeg Jets +188 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Carolina Hurricanes host the Winnipeg Jets in Thursday NHL Action.

The Winnipeg Jets come into this road contest with an overall record of 35-31-11. Through 77 games, the Jets are 6th in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 235 times, good for a rank of 17th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Winnipeg is the 21st-ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.17 goals per game. So far, the Jets have a strength of schedule rating of 14th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 20th-ranked team in the NHL.

The Carolina Hurricanes get set to host the Winnipeg Jets with an overall record of 49-20-8. This mark places them 1st in the Metropolitan division. Through 77 games, the Hurricanes have scored 256 goals, giving them an average of 3.31. This output gives them a rank of 9th among NHL teams.On defense, Carolina is the 1st ranked unit, giving up 2.44 goals per contest. So far, the Hurricanes have played the 25th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Carolina's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 5th in the NHL.

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Through 74 games, the Winnipeg Jets goal and overall scoring leader is Kyle Connor with 87 points. He has reached his mark of 43 goals, on a shooting percentage of 14.3%. So far, 19.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Mark Scheifele, who has 41 assists to go along with his 29 goals. However, when on the ice, the Jets are -17 in scoring differential. Winnipeg's top goalie is Connor Hellebuyck, who is giving up an average of 3.03 goals per game. In his 64 games played, he has turned in 37 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 74 games, the Carolina Hurricanes' goal and overall scoring leader is Sebastian Aho, with 77 points. He has reached his mark of 36 goals, on a shooting percentage of 17.2%. So far, 36.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Andrei Svechnikov, who has 37 assists to go along with his 30 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +19.0. Carolina's top goalie is Frederik Andersen, who is giving up an average of 2.17 goals per game. In his 52 games played, he has turned in 30 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Winnipeg's 77 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 42-33-2. So far, taking the over when the Jets are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 21-19. On the season, 60.0% of Winnipeg's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 49.0% of the scoring coming from the Jets. Coming into this game, the Hurricanes have an over-under record of 37-40. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 15-24. On the season, 52.0% of Carolina's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 58% of the scoring coming from the Hurricanes. Given that both teams have benefited from excellent goalie play and strong overall defense, look for this matchup to finish below the line of 6 goals.

 

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