Canucks vs Jets Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/14/2020
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+115) Jets (-127)
Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (24-18-4, 4th in the Central Division) host the Vancouver Canucks (25-17-4, 3rd in the Pacific Division) at Bell MTS Place on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The Jets open this matchup at -127 while the Canucks are coming in at +115. The total is set at 6.5. The Canucks are covering 51.2% of the time, having gone 22-21 SU. The Jets are covering 48.8% of the time, going 21-22 straight up.
The Vancouver Canucks head into this game holding a record of 25 wins and 17 losses, putting them at 3rd in the Pacific Division. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 152 goals which ranks 2nd in the Western Conference and 7th in the league. Their goal differential is +10, putting them at 11th in the league. The Canucks have earned a total of 54 points, which ranks 14th in the league and 7th in the Western Conference. With reference to shots toward the net, they have earned a total of 1,443 which ranks 7th in the West and 15th in the league. As a team, Vancouver has compiled a total of 837 hits which means they are averaging 18.2 per contest. They have earned a total of 590 blocks for the season. The man between the pipes for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom from Gavle, Sweden. He is 30 years old and has racked up 1,894 mins protecting the net for the year. Markstrom is giving up an average of 2.76 goals per game which puts him at 11th among West goaltenders and 24th in the NHL. During this season, he has surrendered 87 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .915 which puts him at 12th among West goaltenders.
The Vancouver Canucks came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4 - 1 win against the Minnesota Wild their last time out. The Canucks had a good offensive outing and it showed in this victory. For this game, they converted 4 out of the 30 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 8 power play opportunities and were able to net 1 goal out of those attempts. Vancouver earned 10 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Canucks sat at 38 and the Corsi against was 43 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 46.9%. Their Fenwick was 27 and the Fenwick against was 29, giving them a rate of 48.2%. They earned 24 face-off wins and were beaten on 16 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 38.5% and they had a PDO of 109.1 for this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Minnesota Wild tallied a total of 24 shots. They ended the game with 16 minutes in the box and they had 5 power play chances.
The Jets will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the year they have 24 wins and 18 losses. In discussing goal differential, they rank 8th in the West and 19th in the league with -1. They have a total of 138 goals for the year which has them sitting at 7th in the West. Winnipeg has a team save percentage of .909 which has them ranked 9th in the league, which tells us there should be some chances to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.7% which is good for 7th in the Western Conference. In goal for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck who is having a marginal season by allowing 2.64 goals against average and that has him ranked 9th among West goalies and 21st in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 2,112 minutes he's been on the ice this year, he has given up 93 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .920, which has him placed 9th among West goalies and 15th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Winnipeg Jets faced the Nashville Predators in a game where the Jets took the loss by a score of 1 - 0. In their game, Winnipeg had a 52.3% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 56 while the opposition had a Corsi of 51. Their Fenwick rate was 50.6% by way of having a Fenwick of 39 and the Predators having a 38 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Winnipeg had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. They had a PDO of 96.6 and their percentage of oZS was 60.5%. The Jets netted 0 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play attempts in this one but were not able to net one. Regarding the opposition, the Predators had 1 power play attempt but didn't put the puck in goal. Winnipeg gave up 32 shots on goal and the Predators racked up 4 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Vancouver (+115)
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