Vancouver Canucks vs Winnipeg Jets NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Vancouver Canucks vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction 4/18/2024

The Vancouver Canucks (50-22-9) travel to face off against the Winnipeg Jets (51-24-6) on Thursday, April 18th. This game will be played at Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.

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The Vancouver Canucks Are Coming Off A Win

With an overall record of 50-22-9, the Canucks have already clinched their division and are locked into the second spot in the Western Conference. They have gone 29-20 against other Western Conference teams, and on the road, they are 23-13-4 this season.

Over their last ten games, Vancouver has gone just 5-5, and they have won two straight games. As the underdog, the Canucks have gone 15-9-3 this season, and they have been the favorite in 54 of their 81 games.

On the season, the Canucks have an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game. Their puck line record for the year is 41-40, and they have 31 wins by multiple goals.

So far, Vancouver’s puck line record as the underdog is 19-8, and their average scoring margin on the road is +.3 goals per game. In their last 10 games, the Canucks have gone just 2-8 vs. the puck line.

The Canucks most recently faced the Flames at home and achieved a 4-1 win. Throughout the game against the Flames, Canucks’ offense managed to score in every single period. In the game, the Vancouver offense scored one time while short-handed and taking a total of 31 shots on goal.

Vancouver secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 5 goals.

The Winnipeg Jets Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Jets have gone 26-11-3, and they have won three straight games in their own building. In the Western Conference, Winnipeg is in 3rd place with a record of 32-17.

Over their last ten games, the Jets have gone 7-3, and they have won five straight games. As the favorite this season, Winnipeg has gone 39-14-3.

At home this season, the Jets have gone 21-19 against the puck line and have a puck line record of 43-38 overall. So far, Winnipeg has won 36 games by multiple goals.

Against the puck line, the Jets have gone 6-4 in their last ten games and 4-1 in their last five games. In their last three home games, the team is just 1-2 vs. the puck line.

The Jets most recently faced the Kraken at home and achieved a 4-3 win. In every single period, the Jets’ offense scored a goal against the Kraken. Winnipeg’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 4 goals. Their offensive performance came with 24 shots on goal and six giveaways.

Winnipeg’s straight-up victory didn’t translate to covering the puck line in the game, despite being favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 5.5 goals set for the game.

Vancouver Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Canucks come in averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, which is 7th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 26th in the league. The Vancouver offense is ranked 12th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 18th in the NHL.

This season, the Canucks have an over/under record of 40-37-4. Throughout the season, they have played 46 games that went over the 5.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.1 per game.

Jets Offense Breakdown

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Offensively, the Jets come into the game at 3.1 goals per contest placing 15th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 18th position in the league. Looking at how the Jets’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 21st in power play goals and 28th in shorthanded goals.

The Jets come in with an over/under record of 35-39-7. Over the season, there have been 43 games that have surpassed the 5.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 5.6 goals per game.

Vancouver Team Defense

The Canucks defense is currently 27th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.5 shots per game against Vancouver. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 8th with 6 shutouts.

Winnipeg Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Jets head into the game ranked 15th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.6 shots per game against Winnipeg. So far, they are 2nd in shutouts, achieving 8 shutouts.

Canucks vs Jets Trends

  • Through their last five road games, Vancouver has an puck line record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 3-2 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • In their last three games at home, the Jets have a straight up record of 3-0 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team averaged 4 goals per game in this stretch.
  • Through their last five games as the underdog, the Jets have an puck line record of 5-0 and a straight up mark of 4-1.
  • Over the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Canucks struggled vs the puck line going just 1-4. However, they still had a straight up mark of 4-1.

Canucks vs Jets Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Jets to secure a victory over the Canucks at home. With the moneyline currently set at -131, I’m locking in my bet on the Jets straight-up.

For a puck line prediction, our preference is the Jets to secure a win and cover. Anticipate the Jets to win this one by multiple goals over the Canucks.

With an over/under line sitting at 5.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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