Vancouver Canucks

Winnipeg Jets

PICKS


WIN Jets Point Spread
-130



Under 6.5 Game Totals
-105

Money Line Pick

The Canucks are playing some solid hockey right now and find themselves on a two-game winning streak. Not only that, but they have won eight of their last ten games. Winnipeg on the other hand, has sputtered a bit, losing their last two games in a row and seven of their last ten. The Jets are barely a .500 team at home and the Canucks are below .500 on the road, so no edge can be given in terms of home ice advantage. One trend to note is that Vancouver are 0-8 in their last 8 meetings in Winnipeg. The favorite is also 18-3 in the last 21 meetings. Because of the obvious struggles the Canucks have in Winnipeg, I lean to the Jets to win this game.

Over Under Pick

The total in this game is 6.5 and the under is where I will be looking. This is more a play on how these teams have performed recently. The Jets are averaging just 2.4 in their last five games, but their defense has been able to shut down their opponents by allowing 2.8 goals. As for the Canucks, they are scoring 3.2 goals, while allowing 3.8. The under is 18-7-2 in Winnipeg’s last 27 games against a team in the Pacific Division. The under is also 10-4-1 in Winnipeg’s last 15 games as a favorite. I believe this will be a game that ends around 3-2 and the under is my pick as a lean.