NHL Picks Jets vs. Senators

Ross Benjamin

Thursday, January 2, 2014 3:12 PM GMT

The Senators host the Jets on Thursday at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with a scheduled start time of 7:35 PM ET. Let's take a look at the NHL odds for this match-up and find our picks.

According to NHL betting odds Ottawa is a -135 money line home favorite and the posted total is 5.5. The road team has won 5 of the last 6 meetings between these two clubs.

Jets Flying High

Winnipeg enters tonight’s contest riding a 3-game winning streak. Their most recent win came on New Year’s Eve, when they shutout the Buffalo Sabres 3-0 at home. This will be the first of a 3-game in 4-day road trip for Winnipeg. The Jets are currently 6th in the Central Division, and 12th overall in the Western Conference. Winnipeg has been a very profitable 11-5 versus the money line this season, when facing a non-conference opponent. They’ve also gone under the total in 6 of 8-games this season following a win by 2-goals or more, and have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in just 5 of 20-road games on the year.

Gathering Momentum at Home

Ottawa has won their last 3 at the Canadian Tire Centre, and has earned 7 of 8-points possible in their last 4 at home. This will be the third and final game of their current home stand. Following tonight’s game they will play their next 4-games on the road. Unlike the Jets, the Senators have been a dismal 2-12 on the money line this season versus non-conference opponents. Ottawa comes off a 3-1 win over Washington in their previous game. The Senators have gone under the total in 7 of 8-games this season following a win by 2-goals or more. Ottawa is currently 6th in the Atlantic Division, and 11th overall in the Eastern Conference.

NHL Totals Betting System

Any home team with a total of 5.5 that’s playing in the month of January, and their previous 2-games were home wins, has seen 71 of those 101-games (70.3%) go under the total since the beginning of the 1996-1997 season. We'll add the Under to our NHL picks for this match-up.

Free Pick: Winnipeg/Ottawa to go under the total of 5.5

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