Vancouver Canucks vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction, 1/8/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location: Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (+146) Jets (-176)
The Vancouver Canucks (17-18-3) are on their way to Canada Life Centre on Sunday where they will try to beat the Winnipeg Jets (25-13-1). The odds on this game have the Canucks at +146 and the Jets are priced at -176. The total is set at 7.
The Vancouver Canucks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 win over the Avalanche in their previous game. Vancouver earned 10 penalty minutes in this contest. In addition, they had 7 power play attempts and were able to net 1 goal. The Canucks had a good offensive performance in this victory. In the matchup, they converted 4 of the 43 shots they launched.
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While playing at even strength, the Canucks have allowed the opponent to score 109 goals while having 96 on offense. Vancouver Canucks opponents have totaled 113 power play opportunities (28th in professional hockey) and have earned 36 goals in those attempts. In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the Vancouver Canucks have notched 128 goals (15th in hockey) over the course of the season and have surrendered 145. Vancouver has tried 1,136 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.3%. For the season, they have racked up 37 points and their points percentage sits at .487. The Canucks so far have had 1,232 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .882. Vancouver is sitting with 130 power play chances and they have notched 32 goals during those chances, giving them a rate of 24.62%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Spencer Martin. Martin has been involved in 30 contests during his professional hockey career. He has a win-loss mark of 14-9-5 and he has started in 29 games. Opponents have tallied 97 goals against Martin in his professional career and his goals against average per game is 3.30. Martin has had 940 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 843 total saves. He has a save percentage of .897 in his 1,764 mins guarding the cage. In his professional hockey career, Martin has tallied 14 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .483.
In their last contest, Winnipeg faced off against the Lightning in an outing where the Jets took home the win by a final score of 4-2. They had 6 power play chances in this one and scored 2 out of those chances. The Jets notched 4 goals out of the 20 shots on goal they took.
Over the course of the season, the Winnipeg Jets are sitting with 125 goals, 51 points, and a points percentage of .654. They have granted a total of 99 goals to be scored by way of 81 goals at even strength and 18 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Jets have scored 96 goals at even strength and 29 goals (15th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have a total of 123 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 23.58%. Winnipeg has tried 1,158 shots (20th in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.79%, while allowing their opponents 1,216 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 83.33% on the other teams 108 power play tries, and their save percentage is 91.9%.
For the opposition you are expected to see Connor Hellebuyck in goal. He has accrued 11,553 stops out of the 12,604 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .917. Hellebuyck has accumulated a lifetime record of 221-138-36 and has participated in 411 games. He has started in 402 contests and has racked up 23,714 mins. Hellebuyck's quality start percentage is 57.0% and he has 229 quality starts in his career. Teams are averaging 2.66 goals/game and he has allowed 1,051 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Winnipeg (-176)
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