The Winnipeg Jets (10-5-2) travel to face off against the Tampa Bay Lightning (9-6-4) on Wednesday, November 22nd. This game will be played at Amalie Arena in Tampa and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Winnipeg Jets vs Tampa Bay Lightning
The Winnipeg Jets Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Jets have put together an overall record of 10-5-2. When playing on the road, Winnipeg has gone 4-2-1, while their home record stands at 6-3-1. At the moment, they hold the 3rd spot in the Western Central division and are ranked 6th in the Western conference. This season, Winnipeg’s average scoring margin is +.5, which has their puck line record at 8-9. Their average home scoring margin is +.6, and in road games, it stands at +.4.
In their previous game, the Jets hosted the Coyotes and game away with a 5-2 win. Throughout the game against the Coyotes, Jets’ offense managed to score in every single period. All five goals came at even strength. They finished with 26 shots on goal and had 12 turnovers.
Winnipeg came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.
The Tampa Bay Lightning Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Lightning currently hold an overall record of 9-6-4. When playing on the road, Tampa Bay has a 3-4-2 record, while they are 6-2-2 at home. In the Eastern Atlantic division, they are currently 4th, and in the Eastern conference, they come into the game sitting 5th. Tampa Bay has seven wins by more than one goals and dropped six games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 7-12 this season.
The Lightning most recently faced the Bruins at home and achieved a 5-4 win. Against the Bruins, the Lightning’s offense scored in all three periods. Out of Tampa Bay’s five goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 46 shots on goal and had 14 giveaways.
Despite being the underdog, Tampa Bay managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 9 goals.
Winnipeg Offense Breakdown
The Jets come into the game scoring an average of 3.7 goals per game, putting them 6th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 16th in the league. This season, the Jets have a 6-4 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 4-1 record.
The Jets’ over/under record this season is 10-6-1. For the season, they have had 10 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.9 goals per game.
Tampa Bay Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Lightning are averaging 3.6 goals per game this season, putting them in the 2nd spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 10th in the league. Tampa Bay’s offense is currently ranked 3rd in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 27th in the league.
The Lightning come in with an over/under record of 10-7-2. Over the season, there have been 12 games that have surpassed the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 7.2 goals per game.
Winnipeg Team Defense
The Jets’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 27th in takeaways and an average of 5.2 takeaways per contest. They hold 29th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 2.9 goals given up per game.
Tampa Bay Team Defense
Defensively, the Lightning come into the season ranked 4th in goals allowed. Opponents are averging 31.9 shots per game against Tampa Bay. For the season, they are ranked 3rd in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Jets vs Lightning Trends
- The Jets are 3-2 puck line in their last road games and 3-2 straight-up.
- Across their last three home contests, Tampa Bay has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 3 goals per game.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Tampa Bay has an puck line mark of 8-2 while going 5-5 straight up.
- In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Jets have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their puck line record was 2-1 in these scenarios.
When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Lightning to come out with a win against the Jets while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at -130, I’m placing my bet on the Lightning to win outright.
When it comes to a puck line pick, our choice is the Lightning to secure the win and cover. Expect the Lightning to dominate this one with a multi-goal win over the Jets.
With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to remain below that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the under.
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