Jets vs Canucks Prediction NHL Picks 2/17/24

Vancouver Canucks (37-12-6) vs Winnipeg Jets (32-14-5)

Game Info: Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)

Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks -143 / Winnipeg Jets +115 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Winnipeg Jets and the Vancouver Canucks meet in NHL action from the Rogers Arena on Saturday. Who comes out on top in this all Canadian matchup? Let’s dive in and find out with our Jets vs. Canucks Prediction.

Winnipeg Jets Team Preview

The Winnipeg Jets come into this one looking to build on a 1-0 win over San Jose last time out. Mark Scheifele has a team-high 43 points with 15 goals and 28 assists while Kyle Connor has 30 points with a team-high 19 goals and 11 assists. Josh Morrissey has 35 points with 28 assists of his own while Nikolaj Ehlers has 36 points with 16 goals and 20 assists and Cole Perfetti also has 30 points with 14 goals and 16 assists. Connor Hellebuyck has gone 25-10-3 with a 2.13 GAA and an .926 save percentage in goal for Winnipeg while Laurent Brossoit is 7-4-2 with a 2.22 GAA and an .920 save percentage this season.

Winnipeg Jets Team Facts

  • The Jets have lost each of their last eight games as underdogs against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The Jets have covered the puck line in each of their last nine games as underdogs following a home win.
  • The Jets have won the third period in eight of their last nine night games at Rogers Arena.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Jets' last six games as underdogs against opponents on a winning streak.

Vancouver Canucks Team Preview

The Vancouver Canucks will be out to build on their three-game win streak after a 4-1 win over Detroit last time out. Elias Pettersson leads the Canucks in scoring with 72 points including 28 goals and 44 assists while J.T. Miller has 70 points with 24 goals and 46 assists. Quinn Hughes has 66 points with a team-high 54 assists and Brock Boeser has 54 points with a team-high 30 goals and 24 assists. Thatcher Demko’s gone 30-9-1 with a 2.41 GAA and a .920 save percentage in goal for Vancouver while Casey DeSmith is 7-3-5 with a 2.65 GAA and a .908 save percentage this season.

Vancouver Canucks Team Facts

  • The Canucks have won nine of their last 10 home games against Central Division opponents.
  • The Canucks have covered the puck line in 13 of their last 14 games against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in seven of the Canucks' last eight games following a win.
  • The favorites have won the first period in five of the last six games between the Jets and Canucks at Rogers Arena.

Jets vs. Canucks Prediction

I’m on the Canucks here. Vancouver hasn’t had a ton of luck against the Jets in the past, but Vancouver has had a lot easier of a time finding the back of the net in recent games. Winnipeg’s scored 2 goals or less in 8 straight and 9 of 10 and at a certain point, the defense can only do so much before the offense has to hold up its end. Vancouver’s been one of the most consistent teams in the NHL this season, especially at home, and I think they snag the win at home here.

Chris’s Pick Vancouver -143

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