The Winnipeg Jets (24-9-4) travel to face off against the Anaheim Ducks (13-24-1) on Friday, January 5th. This game will be played at Honda Center in Anaheim. The Jets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Ducks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Maple Leafs. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.
Winnipeg Jets vs Anaheim Ducks
The Winnipeg Jets Are Coming Off A Win
In their 37 games, the Jets have a 24-9-4 record this season. While playing at their home arena, they have a 13-5-2 record, and their record on the road is 11-4-2. At the moment, they hold the 2nd spot in the Western Central division and are ranked 2nd in the Western conference. Winnipeg has 18 wins by more than one goals and dropped six games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 22-15 this season.
In their most recent matchup, the Jets played against the Sharks and won with a score of 2-1. During the first period, the Jets started slow, but they turned things around by scoring one time in the second period and one goal in the third. Of Winnipeg’s two goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 30 shots on goal and had eight giveaways.
Winnipeg’s straight-up victory didn’t translate to covering the puck line in the game, despite being favored by -1.5. Combining for 3 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.
The Anaheim Ducks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In today’s game, the Ducks will be looking to break out of a three game losing streak. Currently, their record is 13-24-1 which comprises of going 6-15-1 at home and 7-9-0 on the road. In the Western Pacific division, they are currently 7th, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 14th. This season, Anaheim’s average scoring margin is -0.8, which has their puck line record at 21-16. Their average home scoring margin is -0.8, and in road games, it stands at -0.8.
Coming off a 2-1 loss at home to the Maple Leafs, the Ducks are hoping to bounce back today. On the offensive front, the Ducks failed to score in the first or third periods against the Maple Leafs, but they found the net one time in the second period. With 28 shots on goal, Anaheim’s offense managed to score their one goal while playing shorthanded.
Despite the defeat, Anaheim managed to cover the puck line, going into the game as the underdogs. Combining for 3 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 7.
Winnipeg Offense Breakdown
The Jets come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 12th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 16th in the league. Looking at how the Jets’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 23rd in power play goals and 17th in shorthanded goals.
The Jets come in with an over/under record of 14-18-5. Over the course of the season, they have had 17 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 5.8 per game.
Anaheim Offense Breakdown
The Ducks come into the game scoring an average of 2.5 goals per game, putting them 29th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 27th in the league. This season, the Ducks are 2-10 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 10-11 record.
This season, the Ducks’ have an over/under record of 16-19-2. Throughout the season, they have played 17 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.9 goals per game.
Winnipeg Team Defense
Defensively, the Jets are currently 26th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.8 shots per game against Winnipeg. They also are 24th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Anaheim Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Ducks’ defense is 24th in takeaways at 6 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.2 goals per game which is 8th in the NHL.
Jets vs Ducks Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Jets have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 5-5 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.
- In their last five home games, Anaheim has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 3-2.
- Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Ducks have a straight up record of 3-7. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 6-4.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Jets have gone 5-5 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 7-3.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Ducks to pick up on a win over the Jets at home. With the moneyline sitting at +156, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Ducks straight-up.
Our projections have the Ducks pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Ducks, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.
With an over/under line sitting at 6 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.
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