Jets vs Hurricanes Prediction NHL Picks 3/2/24

Carolina Hurricanes (36-18-6) vs Winnipeg Jets (37-16-5)

Game Info: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 12:30 pm (PNC Arena)

Betting Odds: Carolina Hurricanes -140 / Winnipeg Jets +120 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Winnipeg Jets will play the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday afternoon at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. Winnipeg has won four of their last five games, while Carolina is on a two game winning streak. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Jets vs Hurricanes prediction.

Jets Preview

The Winnipeg Jets are 37-16-5 this year after they lost to Dallas by a score of 4-1 in their last game. Winnipeg allowed three goals in the first period and could never get back into the game. The Jets were out shot by a total of 36-26 and went 1-1 on the power play in the game. Winnipeg had won their previous four games against St. Louis, Arizona, Chicago, and Minnesota. The Jets are scoring 3.05 goals per game and they are allowing 2.38 goals against per game, while going 18.4% on the power play and 77.8% on the penalty kill. Mark Scheifele has led Winnipeg with 17 goals, 35 assists, and 117 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck, who is 28-12-3 this season with a 2.23 goals against average and a .924 save percentage. 

Hurricanes Preview

The Carolina Hurricanes are 36-18-6 this season after they defeated Columbus by a score of 4-2 in their last game. Carolina had their lead cut to 3-2 in the third period, but they added an empty net goal for the win. The Hurricanes out shot Columbus by a total of 32-22 and went 0-1 on the power play in the game. Carolina defeated Minnesota by a score of 3-2 in the game prior to Columbus, but they did lose to Buffalo and Dallas before that. The Hurricanes are scoring 3.28 goals per game and they are allowing 2.72 goals against per game, while going 27% on the power play and 84.7% on the penalty kill. Sebastian Aho has led Carolina with 23 goals, 39 assists, and 163 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Carolina is Pyotr Kochetkov, who is 16-10-3 this year with a 2.35 goals against average and a .911 save percentage. 

Carolina Hurricanes Player Prop Facts

  • Brady Skjei has recorded an assist in each of his four previous appearances with his team as a home favorite against the Jets.
  • Sebastian Aho has scored a goal in each of the Hurricanes' last four home games.
  • Sebastian Aho has recorded at least one point in each of the Hurricanes' last six home games.
  • Jaccob Slavin has the most Shorthanded Goals for the Hurricanes this season (2).

Winnipeg Jets Player Prop Facts

  • Kyle Connor has scored at least one goal in four of the Jets' last five games.
  • Josh Morrissey has recorded at least one assist in five of the Jets' last six games.
  • Sean Monahan has recorded at least one point in eight of his last nine appearances with his team as an underdog against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Dylan DeMelo ranks 1st in the Central Division for Plus/Minus (+30) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Carolina Hurricanes rank 3rd in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (84.21%).
  • The Carolina Hurricanes rank 4th in the league in power play percentage this season (27.03%).
  • The Winnipeg Jets rank 1st in the league for goals against per game this season (2.38).
  • The Winnipeg Jets rank 1st in the league in save percentage this season (.920).

Jets vs Hurricanes Betting Prediction

Carolina comes into this game on a two game winning streak and they were able to bounce back from two losses to Buffalo and Dallas prior to that. The Hurricanes are 19-7-4 at home, while Winnipeg is 16-9-3 on the road. The Jets are one of the best defensive teams in the NHL, as they are allowing 2.38 goals against per game, but they have had some inconsistencies scoring since the All-Star break. Both of these teams are very good and we should be in for a very entertaining game, but I have to go with Carolina at home. The Hurricanes are great at home and they are the better team on special teams. Take Carolina here. 

David’s Pick Hurricanes ML

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