Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Canucks vs. Jets NHL Odds
Looking for Vancouver Canucks vs. Winnipeg Jets free hockey plays & NHL Odds? NHL betting sees the Canucks taking on the Jets on Friday, November 8th at MTS Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey games all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions like this Winnipeg Vancouver matchup.
(9-3-3) Vancouver Canucks vs. Winnipeg Jets (8-7-1)
Date: Friday, November 8th
Time: 7:30 PM PST
Venue: MTS Place, Winnipeg
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Vancouver +110 | Winnipeg -130
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Canucks +1.5 | Jets -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 6.5
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The last time these two Pacific Division teams met Winnipeg as the visiting team won, 1-0. Since then though, Vancouver has become a much different team, even though they’re largely the same team.
Somehow the Canucks have become a very good team, sitting in second place in the competitive Pacific Division.
The Jets on the other hand actually look like a shell of the team that the Jets once were.
Although Winnipeg has not really been that impressive on the year so far, they still sit in 4th place in the Pacific Division.
Elias Pettersson is now rated the 6th best player in the NHL, not bad for a $500,000 a year player. Plus they have captain Bo Harvat centering the second line and leading the team in goals.
There’s lots of offensive firepower on Vancouver’s top two lines, but as their recent 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues demonstrated, aggressive play and a tough defence can shut down that offense.
The Jets’ most glaring weakness seems to be at defense, which is struggling quite a bit this year.
On their recent road trip the won two out of three, their one loss being to New Jersey, which they managed to take to a shootout.
The Jets may be 4th in the Pacific Division, but they are 10th overall in the West, and while there’s lots of season left to play, they know these divisional games can be crucial when counting up wins at the end of the season.
Free Vancouver Canucks vs. Winnipeg Jets NHL Prediction:
Why are the Canucks underdogs to the now struggling Jets?
Mostly because the Jets are largely the same playoff team they were last year, and can still dangerously come alive, especially at home in front of rapid, die hard Jets fans.
In goal will likely be Jacob Markstrom whose play while very decent this year, he played in net two of the three times the teams met last year and lost both.
It’s more than likely the jets will find a way to beat the Canucks again, despite the latter having an offence that averages 3.47 goals per game, and the jets having a defence that on average, allows 3.13 goals per game.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Jets ML
This is a tough pick, hence the tight odds. Although you have to like the under if you’re betting Winnipeg. the only way they can win is to shut down that potent Canucks offence, since they won’t outscore them.
If you’re betting the Canucks then take the over, although the smart money will take the Jets and the under.
NHL Free Prediction: Winnipeg 2 – Canucks 1
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