Winnipeg vs San Jose NHL Odds & Expert Pick

Winnipeg vs San Jose NHL Odds & Expert Pick

Written by on December 19, 2018

The Winnipeg Jets travel up the Pacific Coast Highway to battle the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday, Dec. 20. Winnipeg and San Jose are two of the top contenders for the Western Conference Championship. Although we’re still in 2018, Jets at Sharks is a key battle in the conference, one that could set the tone for future throw downs. Check out the latest NHL odds and analysis when Winnipeg takes on San Jose!

Winnipeg vs San Jose NHL Odds & Expert Pick

  • When: Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 10:30 pm ET
  • Where: SAP Center, San Jose, CA
  • TV:
  • Radio: Winnipeg / San Jose
  • Live Stream: NHL.tv
  • Moneyline Odds: San Jose -130
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 6.5
  • Puck Line Odds: San Jose -1 ½ +205

Why Winnipeg Jets are a good bet +110?

The Jets have been as hot as a blue flame in their last 10. Winnipeg’s won 8-of-10 and appear to have put any of the issues they had when the season first started behind them.

The Jets are currently in first place in the deep Central Division. Winnipeg leads Nashville by 1 game with a 22-10-1 record. The Jets won’t relinquish their game lead in the Central by losing to a team like the San Jose Sharks.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.6
  • Shots For: 33.1
  • Power Plays: 30%
  • Face-Offs: 51.1%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.9
  • Shots Against: 32.4
  • Penalty Kills: 81.2%
  • Shutouts: 0

Why San Jose Sharks are a good bet -135?

Are the Sharks a safe NHL betting pick vs the Jets?

Like Winnipeg, San Jose’s scorching hot. The Sharks are 7-3 in their last 10. But what’s really impressive is how they’ll take a 5-game win streak into their battle with the Jets on Thursday night.

San Jose shouldn’t lose to Winnipeg. The Sharks are an awesome 11-3-1 at home this season. They step it up big time on their own ice. Unless San Jose comes out flash, they could even beat the Jets by two goals.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.3
  • Shots For: 34.7
  • Power Plays: 24.3%
  • Face-Offs: 50%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.9
  • Shots Against: 28.5
  • Penalty Kills: 85.3%
  • Shutouts: 3

NHL Betting Trends for Winnipeg vs San Jose

  • Winnipeg is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Winnipeg is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Winnipeg’s last 6 games
  • San Jose is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Sharks are 5-0 in their last 5 overall

Winnipeg vs San Jose Final NHL Betting  Analysis

The last time San Jose battled Winnipeg, the Jets beat the Sharks 4-3 in overtime. That was way back in January, though. These two are both playing lights out, making this a terribly difficult match to handicap.

One thing to note is that even though San Jose is 11-3-1 at home, they have 3 losses. So, the real key is whether the Jets will beat one of those few teams that can beat the Sharks on San Jose’s ice. The thinking here is that Winnipeg is. The best team in the Central Division right now has the defense to frustrate San Jose. Backing the Jets to get the job done on Dec. 20.

NHL Free Pick: Winnipeg Jets +110
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