Hurricanes vs Jets Prediction - NHL Picks 12/4/23

Winnipeg Jets (13-8-2) vs Carolina Hurricanes (14-8-1)

Game Info: Monday, December 4, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Canada Life Centre)

Betting Odds: Winnipeg Jets +104 / Carolina Hurricanes -125 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Carolina Hurricanes will play the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night at the Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Carolina has won three of their last four games, while Winnipeg has lost three of their last four. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Hurricanes vs Jets prediction.

Hurricanes Preview

The Carolina Hurricanes are 14-8-1 this year after they defeated Buffalo by a score of 6-2 in their last game. Carolina scored the first five goals in this game, but they did allow two goals in the third period to lose the shutout. The Hurricanes out shot Buffalo by a total of 35-22 and went 2-2 on the power play in the game. Carolina lost to the Islanders by a score of 5-4 in their previous game, but they did defeat the Flyers and Blue Jackets in the two games prior. The Hurricanes are scoring 3.48 goals per game and they are allowing 3.26 goals against per game, while going 22.2% on the power play and 76.9% on the penalty kill. Sebastian Aho has led the Hurricanes this season with eight goals, 14 assists, and 64 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Carolina is Antti Raanta, who is 6-3-0 this season with a 3.47 goals against average and a .854 save percentage. 

Jets Preview

The Winnipeg Jets are 13-8-2 this season after they defeated Chicago by a score of 3-1 in their last game. Winnipeg trailed 1-0 in the first period, but they scored the next three goals for the win. The Jets out shot Chicago by a total of 28-21 and went 1-4 on the power play in the game. Winnipeg lost their previous three games against Edmonton, Dallas, and Nashville. The Jets are scoring 3.26 goals per game and they are allowing 2.78 goals against per game, while going 19.2% on the power play and 73.9% on the penalty kill. Mark Scheifele has led the Jets with eight goals, 17 assists, and 57 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck, who is 11-6-1 this season with a 2.49 goals against average and a .912 save percentage. 

Winnipeg Jets Team Facts

  • The Jets have won four of their last five games as home underdogs following a win.
  • The Jets have covered the puck line in seven of their last eight games as home underdogs following a win.
  • The favorites have won the third period in five of the Jets' last six games at Canada Life Centre.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Jets' last eight Monday at Canada Life Centre.

Carolina Hurricanes Team Facts

  • The Hurricanes have won five of their last six games against the Jets.
  • The Hurricanes have failed to cover the puck line in 23 of their last 28 games as favorites following a win.
  • The Hurricanes have won the first period in four of their last five night games against the Jets following a home win.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Hurricanes' last seven games as favorites.

Winnipeg Jets Player Prop Facts

  • Nikolaj Ehlers has scored at least one goal in five of the Jets' last six games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Nikolaj Ehlers has recorded a point in each of his last seven Monday night appearances.
  • Mark Scheifele has recorded an assist in each of the Jets' last three games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Josh Morrissey recorded an equal-career-high two goals in his last game against the Hurricanes.

Carolina Hurricanes Player Prop Facts

  • Jaccob Slavin has scored a goal in each of the Hurricanes' last three games as favorites against the Jets.
  • Martin Necas has recorded a point in each of the Hurricanes' last five games against the Jets.
  • Sebastian Aho has recorded at least one assist in each of the Hurricanes' last four night games at Canada Life Centre.
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi recorded an equal-career-high two goals in his last game against the Jets.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Winnipeg Jets ranks T4th in the league for Period 1 goals allowed per game this season (0.70).
  • The Winnipeg Jets ranks T6th in the league in short handed goals allowed this season (2).
  • The Carolina Hurricanes ranks 1st in the league for shots against per game this season (24.7).
  • The Carolina Hurricanes ranks 32nd in the league in save percentage this season (.868).

Hurricanes vs Jets Betting Prediction

The Jets come into this game after losing three of their last four games, but they are coming off of a win and they are 7-5-1 at home. Carolina has won three of their last four games and they are 14-8-1 on the season, but they are only 6-6 on the road. The Jets have only scored six goals in their last four games, while Carolina has allowed two goals or fewer in three of their last four. Take the Hurricanes on the road here. 

David’s Pick Hurricanes ML

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