Winnipeg Jets at Vancouver Canucks NHL Picks & Predictions 12/22/2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
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The Winnipeg Jets head to Rogers Arena to take on the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, December 22, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Jets at -175 and the Canucks at +133.
Winnipeg has a record of 23-10-2 this year. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've tallied 127 goals and surrendered 101 goals for a point differential of +26. For the year they have an ATS mark of 22-12-0 and an over/under record of 17-13-0. Vancouver has a record of 17-17-4 this season. They are 6th in the Pacific Division. They have scored 117 goals and given up 124 for a goal differential of -7. Their record against the spread is 16-21-0 while their over/under mark is 19-17-0.
Valuable Winnipeg Jets Betting Trends
The Winnipeg Jets are 22-12-0 straight up this year
The Winnipeg Jets are 17-13-0 against the over/under this season
Important Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 16-21-0 straight up this year
The Vancouver Canucks are 19-17-0 against the over/under this season
Key Winnipeg Jets Injuries
12/21/18 C Adam Lowry Upper Body is questionable Saturday vs Vancouver
12/01/18 D Joe Morrow Lower Body IR (12/01)
11/28/18 C Andrew Copp Head IR (11/28)
Key Vancouver Canucks Injuries
12/20/18 D Troy Stecher Concussion is out indefinitely
10/25/18 LW Sven Baertschi Upper Body IR (10/25)
Mark Scheifele has scored 48 total points this year for the Jets. He has 21 goals this season with 91 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 23%. He has a total of 27 assists on the year and averages 22.7 minutes played per contest. Blake Wheeler averages 21.5 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 5% by tallying 5 goals on 101 attempts. He has 42 assists, giving him a total of 47 points on the year. Connor Hellebuyck has 16 wins and 9 losses this season in goal for the Jets. He has 839 shots against him and he's surrendered 76 goals. He's made 763 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Bo Horvat has 34 total points this season for the Canucks. He has 17 goals this year with 101 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 17 assists on the year and averages 20.8 minutes played per contest. Elias Pettersson averages 18.3 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 27% by scoring 17 goals on 64 attempts. He has 19 assists, giving him a total of 36 points on the year. Jacob Markstrom has 14 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He has 820 shots against him and he's given up 77 goals. He's made 743 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Jets have 48 total points this year, which is 3rd in the NHL. They've scored 127 goals while giving up 101 scores, which has them ranked 3rd and 22nd respectively. They have had 113 power play chances and scored 33 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 29%. That is 1st in the league. The Jets have given up 105 power play opportunities and surrendered 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 12th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 11.05% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canucks are 18th in the league with a total of 38 points this season. They have 23 power play goals on 123 chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 20th in the NHL. They've given up 131 power play opportunities and surrendered 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking 19th overall. As a team, the Canucks are 8th with a total of 117 goals scored while they've given up 124 goals this season, ranking 3rd in goals against. They average 28 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.85%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 24th overall in the NHL.
Winnipeg is 14th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.3%, as they've attempted 2,065 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,043 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 50.3% as they have 1,567 attempts while they have given up 1,549 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 14th in the league. The Jets start possessions in the offensive zone 55.1% of the time, which is 4th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 44.9% for the season. That is 29th overall in the NHL. They have 1,104 face-off wins compared to 1,062 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51%. That ranks them 12th in the league. On defense Winnipeg has 687 hits and they have blocked 494 shots from the opposition, putting them 17th overall.
The Canucks are 25th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.2% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.8% for the season, which is 7th in the NHL. They have 1,096 face-off wins compared to 1,183 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.1%. That is 25th in the league. On defense Vancouver has 816 hits and they have blocked 571 shots from the opposition, which is 2nd in the league. Vancouver is 27th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.4% as they've attempted 1,926 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,221 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 47% ranks 26th as they have 1,464 attempts while they have given up 1,650 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Jets/Canucks NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Winnipeg -175
Guy's Pick: Take Winnipeg -175
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