Winnipeg Jets vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Winnipeg Jets vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction 2/17/2024

The Winnipeg Jets (32-14-5) travel to face off against the Vancouver Canucks (37-12-6) on Saturday, February 17th. This game will be played at Rogers Arena in Vancouver and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Winnipeg Jets Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 32-14-5, the Jets are currently in 3rd place in the Central Division and 4th in the Western Conference. Over their last ten games, Winnipeg has gone just 4-6 and are 2-3 in their last five.

On the road this season, the Jets have gone 14-7-3 and have lost two straight games away from home. As the underdog, Winnipeg has gone 6-8-2 this season and 2-1 in their last three games.

Winnipeg comes into the game with a puck line record of 27-24 and a road puck line record of 12-12. Their average scoring margin on the road this year is +.4 goals per game.

So far this season, the Jets have 22 wins by multiple goals, and their average scoring differential when favored is +1.2 goals per game. In their last 10 games, Winnipeg’s puck line record is just 2-8, and they have dropped five straight games vs. the puck line as the underdog.

Facing the Sharks in their last game, the Jets won by a score of 1-0. The Jets started strong on offense with one time in the first period, but they couldn’t find the net again for the rest of the game. For the game, Winnipeg’s only goal came at even strength. Overall, they had 39 shots on goal vs. San Jose.

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 1 goal, the game concluded below the over/under line of 5.5.

The Vancouver Canucks Are Coming Off A Win

As the top team in the Western Conference, the Vancouver Canucks have been dominant this season. With a record of 37-12-6, the Canucks have been favored in 34 of their 55 games and have won three straight games, including their last two at home.

Over their last ten games, Vancouver has gone 7-3, and they have a record of 19-4-2 at home this season. Against Western Conference opponents, the Canucks have gone 19-9 and are in first place in both the conference and the Pacific Division.

At home this season, the Canucks have a puck line record of 17-8 and their average scoring margin is +1.6 goals per game. Overall, Vancouver’s puck line record is 35-20, and they have won two straight games by multiple goals.

So far, the Canucks have had 25 wins by multiple goals and their puck line record as the favorite is 18-16. In their last ten home games, Vancouver’s puck line record is 6-4.

In their most recent game, the Canucks faced the Red Wings and came out victorious with a score of 4-1. Throughout the game against the Red Wings, Canucks’ offense managed to score in every single period. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 21 shots on goal and had 7 turnovers.

Vancouver also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. Combining for 5 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.

Winnipeg Offense Breakdown

The Jets come into the game scoring an average of 3 goals per game, putting them 23rd in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 21st in the league. This season, the Jets are 16-9 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 16-5 record.

This season, the Jets’ have an over/under record of 15-29-7. Throughout the season, they have played 28 games that did not exceed the 5.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.3 goals per game.

Canucks Offense Breakdown

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Offensively, the Canucks come into the game at 3.7 goals per contest placing 2nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 25th position in the league. The Canucks went 16-5 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 20-7.

This season, the over/under record for the Canucks’ is 31-21-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 35 games that exceeded the over/under line of 5.5. On average, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.

Winnipeg Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Jets head into the game ranked 28th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.6 shots per game against Winnipeg. So far, they are 14th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.

Vancouver Team Defense

Defensively, the Canucks come into the season ranked 11th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.8 shots per game against Vancouver. For the season, they are ranked 2nd in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Jets vs Canucks Trends

  • Through their last five road contests, the Jets offense has averaged 0 goals per game while allowing an average of 2. Winnipeg posted an overall record of 1-4 while going 1-4 ATS.
  • Vancouver has played well in their previous five home games, going 4-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-2.
  • Vancouver has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 4-1 SU and 4-1 puck line in their last five games.
  • Although the Jets have a strong straight up record in their last three games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the puck line going 0-3.

Jets vs Canucks Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Canucks to defeat the Jets while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at -127, I’m placing a wager on the Canucks to win outright.

My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Jets to cover. Even if the Canucks win straight-up, this one should be close throughout and the Jets should cover the puck line.

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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