Vancouver Canucks vs. Winnipeg Jets Free Pick 1/14/20

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Elias Pettersson, J.T. Miller, and the Vancouver Canucks will do battle against Mark Scheifele, Kyle Connor, and the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place in a Western Conference tilt. The match gets started at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 14 and it is being shown live on Sportsnet Pacific.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Winnipeg Jets Odds

Boasting a moneyline of -130, Winnipeg enters the matchup as the favorite. The line for the Canucks is standing at +110 and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 7 goals (-115 for the over, -105 for the under).

Vancouver is 25-21 straight up (SU) and has netted 4.4 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 46 regular season outings, 24 of its games have gone over the total, while 19 have gone under and just three have pushed. This 2019-20 Canucks team is 11-13 SU on the road.

Vancouver has converted on 23.4 percent of its power play chances this year, a figure that’s good enough for sixth-best in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 16th in the league, and the team’s successfully killed off 80.5 percent of all penalties..

With a .915 save percentage and 29.2 saves per game, Jacob Markstrom (17-15-3) has been the primary option in goal for Vancouver this year. If Vancouver chooses to rest him, however, head coach Travis Green may turn to Thatcher Demko (8-7-1), who has a .903 save percentage and 3.20 goals against average this year.

On the other bench, Winnipeg is 24-22 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 4.3 units this season. 24 of its contests have gone under the total, while 21 have gone over and just one has pushed. This season, the team’s 10-12 SU as the home team.

The Jets have converted on just 20.9 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 31st overall, and it’s successfully killed off 73.3 percent of all penalties.

Connor Hellebuyck (28.3 saves per game) has been the primary netminder in goal for the Jets. Hellebuyck has 21 wins, 17 losses, and four OT losses and has recorded a .920 save percentage and 2.64 goals against average this season.

Vancouver Canucks at Winnipeg Jets Betting Predictions

Pick: SU Winner – Jets, O/U – Under

Notes

Betting Trends

The majority (64.0 percent) of Vancouver’s wins have come by two or more goals, and the team is 16-12 overall in games decided by at least two scores. 10 of Winnipeg’s wins (41.7 percent) have been decided by two or more goals.

The Canucks are 8-6 SU when they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent while the Jets are 7-7 SU in games where they serve more minutes than the opposition.

Vancouver is 3-1 in games decided by a shootout this season while Winnipeg is 3-1 in shootouts.

Three of Winnipeg’s last five outings have gone under the total.

One of the best at valuing possession, Vancouver is ranked third this season with just 8.0 giveaways per game. That figure has trended lower lately, however, as it’s averaged 5.7 giveaways over its last 10 games and 4.0 giveaways over its last five.

Winnipeg skaters have averaged 15.4 giveaways over its last five home games, a rise over its season average of 10.4 giveaways per game (ranked 18th).

The Jets this season have tallied the 10th-most hits in the league (22.8 per game), but that number has climbed to 27.8 over their past five games as the home team.

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