The Winnipeg Jets (29-10-4) travel to face off against the Ottawa Senators (16-24-0) on Saturday, January 20th. This game will be played at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 3:00 ET.
Jets vs Senators
The Winnipeg Jets Are Coming Off A Win
Heading into the game, the Jets are in 2nd place in the Western Conference with a record of 29-10-4. In their last ten games, Winnipeg has gone 9-1 and has won four straight games on the road.
So far this season, the Jets have been favored in 30 of their 43 games and have gone 23-4-3 in those games. Against the rest of the Western Conference, Winnipeg has gone 17-10.
On the road, the Jets have a puck line record of 11-8 this season and an average scoring margin of +1.0 goals per game. So far, Winnipeg has been favored in 30 of their games, and their puck line record as the favorite is 18-12.
Overall, the Jets have 22 wins by multiple goals, and their average scoring margin when favored is +1.4 goals per game. In their last ten road games, Winnipeg’s puck line record is 6-4.
In their previous game, the Jets hosted the Islanders and game away with a 4-2 win. In every single period, the Jets’ offense scored a goal against the Islanders. Winnipeg’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 4 goals. Their offensive performance came with 44 shots on goal and seven giveaways.
Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Winnipeg also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. A total of 6 goals were scored in the game, resulting in a push on the over/under.
The Ottawa Senators Are Coming Off A Win
As an underdog, the Senators have gone 6-16-0 this season and have lost seven straight games when not favored. In the Eastern Conference, Ottawa is 16th and has a record of 12-12 against conference opponents.
Over their last ten games, the Senators have gone 3-7, and they have a record of 2-3 in their last five games. At home, Ottawa is 12-11-0 this season and has been favored in 18 of their 40 games.
As the underdog, Ottawa has gone 9-13 vs. the puck line this season and 16-24 overall. So far, they’ve had 12 wins by multiple goals and 19 losses by more than one goal. Over their last 10 home games, the Senators are 5-5 vs. the puck line.
Overall, Ottawa has an average scoring margin of -.3 goals per game, and their average scoring margin at home is +.1 goals per contest. In their last 10 games, the Senators have gone just 2-8 vs. the puck line.
The Senators played host to the Canadiens in their previous game and emerged with a 6-2 win. In all three periods, the Senators’ offense found the net against the Canadiens. In the game, Ottawa managed to score all six goals at even strength. They concluded with 37 shots on goal and committed 12 turnovers.
Ottawa secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The over/under line going into the game was 7 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 8 goals.
Winnipeg Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Jets are averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 11th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 17th in the league. Looking at how the Jets’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 23rd in power play goals and 19th in shorthanded goals.
The Jets come in with an over/under record of 15-22-6. Over the course of the season, they have had 29 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.6 per game.
Senators Offense Breakdown
The Senators come into the game scoring an average of 3.4 goals per game, putting them 17th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 23rd in the league. This season, the Senators have a 10-14 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 6-10 record.
So far, the Senators have an over/under record of 23-14-3. Coming into the game, they have played 26 games that went beyond the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 7.2 goals per game.
Winnipeg Team Defense
Defensively, the Jets are currently 25th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.9 shots per game against Winnipeg. They also are 18th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Ottawa Team Defense
Defensively, the Senators are currently 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31 shots per game against Ottawa. They also are 26th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Jets vs Senators Trends
- Winnipeg has played well in their previous three road games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 1. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
- In their last three games at home, the Senators have a straight up record of 2-1 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team averaged 5 goals per game in this stretch.
- Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Senators have a straight up record of 1-9. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 1-9.
- In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Jets have a straight up record of 9-1 and an puck line mark of 6-4.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Senators to defeat the Jets while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at +118, I’m placing a wager on the Senators to win outright.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Senators winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Senators straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
If you’re looking at the the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will stay below that threshold, and we strongly suggest placing a bet on the under.
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