Winnipeg Jets vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Winnipeg Jets vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction 3/9/2024

The Winnipeg Jets (40-17-5) travel to face off against the Vancouver Canucks (41-17-7) on Saturday, March 9th. 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

Heading into today’s game, the Jets are in 3rd place in the Western Conference with 85 points and a record of 40-17-5. Over their last ten games, Winnipeg has gone 7-3 and they have won three straight games on the road.

On the season, the Jets have been favored in 43 of their 62 games and they have gone 32-8-3 in those games. When playing on the road, Winnipeg has gone 19-9-3 and they are 16-5 against the Central Division.

On the season, the Jets have a puck line record of 33-29, and they have a puck line record of 22-21 when favored. So far, Winnipeg has 28 wins by multiple goals and 12 wins by just one goal.

As the underdog, the Jets have a puck line record of 11-8, and their average scoring margin when not favored is at -.3 goals per game. In their last ten games, the team’s puck line record is 5-5.

Facing the Kraken in their last game, the Jets won by a score of 3-0. During the initial two periods, the Jets struggled offensively and remained without a goal, but they finally broke through with three goals in the third period. All three goals came at even strength. They finished with 32 shots on goal and had 4 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 game ended below the over/under line of 5.5, with a combined total of 3 goals.

The Vancouver Canucks Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 41-17-7, the Canucks sit atop the Western Conference standings and have won three straight games. Over their last ten outings, Vancouver has gone just 4-6 and is 27-11-4 when favored this season. In Pacific Division games, the Canucks are 12-6.

At home, Vancouver has won 20 of their 29 games, and they have gone 20-6-3 overall. In games against other Western Conference teams, the Canucks have gone 22-14.

At home this season, the Canucks have a puck line record of 17-12 and an average scoring margin of +1.2 goals per game. Overall, Vancouver has gone 36-29 on the puck line, including 26 wins by multiple goals.

Coming into this game, the Canucks have dropped their last four games against the puck line at home and are 1-9 vs. the puck line in their previous ten games. So far, Vancouver has gone 18-24 against the puck line as the favorite.

The Canucks are coming off a 3-1 road win over the Golden Knights. Looking at the Canucks offense vs. the Golden Knights, they managed to score two goals in the opening period and one time in the second period. Of Vancouver’s three goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 35 shots on goal and three giveaways.

Despite being the underdog, Vancouver managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 4 goals.

Winnipeg Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Jets are averaging 3.1 goals per game which is 18th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 18th in the league. This season, the Jets have a 18-10 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 21-7 record.

This season, the Jets have an over/under record of 23-32-7. Throughout last season, they played 47 games that did not exceed the 5.5 over/under line. On average, their games featured 5.8 goals per game.

Canucks Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Canucks come in averaging 3.5 goals per game this season, which is 3rd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 23rd in the league. So far this year, the Canucks are 20-7 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 20-10 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The Canucks’ over/under record this season is 35-26-4. For the season, they have had 40 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 5.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.3 goals per game.

Winnipeg Team Defense

Winnipeg defense takes on the Canucks ranked 24th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.1 shots per game against Winnipeg. They also are 10th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Vancouver Team Defense

Defensively, the Canucks come into the season ranked 13th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.3 shots per game against Vancouver. For the season, they are ranked 3rd in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Jets vs Canucks Trends

  • Winnipeg has played well in their previous three road games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 1. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Canucks offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 2. Vancouver posted an overall record of 6-4 while going 3-7 ATS.
  • Vancouver has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 puck line in their last five games.
  • The Jets have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 4-1 straight up and 3-2 against the spread.

Jets vs Canucks Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Canucks to pick up on a win over the Jets at home. With the moneyline sitting at -140, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Canucks straight-up.

For my recommended choice in the puck line, I’m leaning towards the Jets to cover. Even if the Canucks secure a straight-up win, this game is expected to be tightly contested, and the Jets should cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 5.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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