Winnipeg vs Carolina 2020 NHL Week 16 Betting Lines & Preview.

Jets vs Hurricanes 2020 NHL Week 16 Betting Lines & Preview

Written by on January 21, 2020

The Winnipeg Jets are not playing good hockey right now as they make their only visit of the season Tuesday night at the Carolina Hurricanes. The hosts are favored on the NHL odds.

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Jets vs Hurricanes Season Series

Carolina leads 1-0, winning 6-3 at Winnipeg on Dec. 17. Sebastian Aho and Jordan Staal each scored twice and Andrei Svechnikov had a highlight-reel goal. Svechnikov went around the back of the net, kept the puck on his blade and tossed it over goalie Connor Hellebuyck’s right shoulder to give Carolina a 3-2 lead in the second period. Hellebuyck stopped 18 shots for Winnipeg before Laurent Brossoit replaced him to start the third period with Carolina ahead 5-2. Brossoit made four saves.

Lucas Wallmark also scored for Carolina. Dougie Hamilton contributed three assists, and Nino Niederreiter added two. Jack Roslovic, Patrik Laine and Mark Scheifele scored for the Jets. Petr Mrazek made 30 saves for the Hurricanes.

Why Bet on Winnipeg?

The Jets have been blown out in back-to-back games. It was 5-2 in Chicago on Sunday. Robin Lehner made 36 saves for the Blackhawks, who killed six Jets power plays. Four of the man advantages were created by minor penalties on Chicago forward Drake Caggiula.

Patrik Laine registered his 16th goal of the season for the Jets. Laine took three shots on goal while delivering three hits in his 23:17 of ice time across 26 shifts and he won the only faceoff opportunity he had. The goal was his first since Jan. 2 against the Maple Leafs, and just the second in his past 12 outings. He has 16 goals and 44 points across his first 47 contests.

Mark Scheifele registered his 23rd goal of the season in the loss. The All-Star Scheifele registered four shots on goal with a minor penalty and a hit in his 22:56 of ice time across 25 shifts while winning four of his 10 faceoff opportunities. Connor Hellebuyck allowed four goals on 32 shots.

Defenseman Adam Lowry sustained an upper-body injury against the Blackhawks on a blindside hit. Lowry will miss at least a month. He has four goals and 10 points in 47 games. Kristian Vesalainen has been called up by Winnipeg to replace him.

Vesalainen has nine goals and 22 points in 44 games with Manitoba of the AHL this season. He had one assist in five outings with Winnipeg last year.

The Season So Far

The Jets are 14-9-2 on the road this season, which places them tied for the third in the NHL. The Jets have lost consecutive road games in regulation for the first time this season. Scheifele ranks tied for eighth in the NHL in road scoring with 30 points (12G, 18A) in 25 games.

The Jets are a perfect 8-for-8 on the penalty kill in their past four games and 16-for-17 (94.1%) on the PK in their past seven games. Winnipeg ranks sixth in the NHL in penalty kill percentage in January at 88%. The Jets power play has gone 1-for-12 (8.3%) in its past four games. It’s the lowest it’s been in the five-game segment this season.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Goals: 3.02
  • Shots: 30.88
  • PP/PK Percentage: 20.14

Defense

  • Goals: 3.10
  • Shots: 33.08
  • PP/PK Percentage: 25.20

Why Bet on Carolina?

The Canes snapped a three-game skid with a 2-1 home shootout win over the Islanders on Sunday. Justin Williams scored the shootout winner in his season debut. It was Williams’ first game in the lineup since signing with the Hurricanes back on January 8 and he helped his team secure the bonus point in the standings in the eighth round of the shootout. The 38-year old winger logged just over 13 minutes of ice time, while registering three shots on goal, one hit and one block.

James Reimer stopped six shots in the tiebreaker for Carolina, the last against Anders Lee to lock up the win. Andrei Svechnikov and Teuvo Teravainen also scored in the shootout for the Hurricanes. Svechnikov had a goal in the first period. He didn’t have a point in his previous four outings and he ended a six-game goalless skid.

Jets vs Hurricanes is going to be a close one.

Svechnikov has produced 43 points in 49 games this season. Reimer now owns an 11-6-1 record with a 2.47 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage. Jake Gardiner skated in his 600th career NHL game and Brett Pesce earned an assist for his 100th career NHL point. Gardiner became the 23rd skater and 14th defenseman from the 2006 NHL Draft class to reach the milestone.

Some Numbers

The three-time Stanley Cup Champion Williams has registered 786 points (312g, 474a) in 1,245 career NHL games, including 305 points (120g, 185a) in 430 career games with Carolina. At 38 years and 109 days old, Williams is the eighth-oldest player in franchise history to appear in a regular-season game. n Williams has recorded 104 points (39g, 65a) in 165 games with the Hurricanes after turning 36 years old on 10/4/17. He has recorded the fourth-most goals and fifth-most assists, points and games played by a player after their 36th birthday in franchise history.

Thirteen of the past 15 meetings between Winnipeg and Carolina have been decided by two goals or less. Laine has nine points (5G, 4A) in seven games against Carolina. Jordan Staal has earned 26 points (17g, 9a) in 35 career games against Winnipeg. Dougie Hamilton has tallied 14 points (3g, 11a) in 19 career games against the Jets. Sebastian Aho has registered six points (2g, 4a) in seven career games against Winnipeg.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Goals: 3.16
  • Shots: 33.55
  • PP/PK Percentage: 21.33

Defense

  • Goals: 2.67
  • Shots: 28.98
  • PP/PK Percentage: 16.86

Jets vs Hurricanes 2020 NHL Week 16 Betting Trends

  • Under is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings
  • Favorite is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings
  • Jets are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the East conference
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Winnipeg’s last 9 games on the road
  • Hurricanes are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Central division
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina’s last 6 games at home

Expert Final Score Prediction for Jets vs Hurricanes

Winnipeg Jets 2 – Carolina Hurricanes 3

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