The Jets and Canucks are set to face off at 10:00 ET on ESPN+. The Canucks will host the game at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC. The over/under for this Western conference contest is set at 5.5 goals, with the Canucks being favored by -1.5 goals at home against the Jets.

WINNIPEG JETS VS VANCOUVER CANUCKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Vancouver Canucks -1.5

This game will be played at Rogers Arena at 10:00 ET on Saturday, March 9th.

WHY BET THE VANCOUVER CANUCKS:

  • Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-3 win for the Jets.
  • We like the Jets on the moneyline (+116)
  • The Jets are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can The Jets Secure a Win at Vancouver?

On the road this season, the Jets have gone 19-9-3, and they have won three straight games away from home. In games against Western Conference opponents, Winnipeg has gone 24-13, and they are 40-17-5 overall. In the Central Division, the Jets are in second place.

Over their last ten games, the Jets have gone 7-3, and they are 3-2 in their last five games. As the underdog this season, Winnipeg has gone 8-9-2, and they have gone 32-8-3 when favored. In their last three games, the Jets are 2-1.

On the road this season, the Jets have gone 16-15 against the puck line, and they have a puck line record of 33-29 overall. So far, Winnipeg has 28 wins by multiple goals and 12 wins by just one goal.

Over their last ten games, the Jets have gone 5-5 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin on the road is +.5 goals per game. In their last three road games, Winnipeg has gone 3-0 against the puck line.

On average, Winnipeg’s games have finished with 5.5 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6. In total, the Jets come in with an over/under record of 23-32-7.

In their last three road games, Winnipeg has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 1. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.

Offensively, the Jets come into the game at 3.1 goals per contest placing 18th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 18th position in the league. This year, the Jets have recorded a 18-10 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 21-7 record.

The leading scorer for Winnipeg’s offense is Tyler Toffoli. Coming into the game he has 26 goals, ranking 30th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 18 assists so far.

The Canucks defense is currently 13th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.3 shots per game against Vancouver. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 3rd with 6 shutouts.

Goalie Connor Hellebuyck gets the start and has made 45 starts this season. His record at this point is 29-13, and his save percentage is 0.954%.

Will the Canucks Make it Happen at Home?

As the top team in the Western Conference and the Pacific Division, the Canucks have a record of 41-17-7. In the conference, they have gone 22-14 and are on a three-game winning streak. At home, Vancouver has a record of 20-6-3, and they have been favored in 42 of their 65 games.

Over their last ten games, the Canucks have gone 4-6, and they have won their last two games as the favorite. In their last five games, Vancouver has gone 3-2, and they have a record of 27-11-4 when favored this season.

At home this season, the Canucks have gone just 3-7 against the puck line in their last ten games. Overall, Vancouver’s puck line record is 36-29, including a mark of 17-12 at home. So far, the team’s average scoring margin is +.8 goals per game.

When favored, the Canucks have gone just 18-24 against the puck line, and they have dropped their last eight games against the puck line as the favorite. In their 42 games as the favorite, Vancouver’s average scoring margin is +.9 goals per contest.

This season, Vancouver’s games are averaging 6.3 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.4. The Canucks currently have an over/under record of 35-26-4.

In their last three road games, Winnipeg has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 1. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.

On offense, the Canucks are averaging 3.5 goals per game which is 3rd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 23rd in the league. The Canucks went 20-7 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 20-10.

Vancouver’s leading scorer is Brock Boeser. So far, he has 35 goals which is 8th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 29 assists so far.

Defensively, the Canucks are currently 13th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.3 shots per game against Vancouver. They also are 3rd in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Thatcher Demko has started 48 games this season. His current record stands at 33-13, and his save percentage is 0.972%.