Take Jets To Get Back on Track With Your NHL Picks vs. Hurricanes

Jake Walker

Thursday, February 4, 2016 10:56 PM GMT

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 10:56 PM GMT

The Carolina Hurricanes (23-21-8, 54 pts) visit the Winnipeg Jets (22-25-3, 47 pts) at MTS Centre. Winnipeg is a -130 favorite on the NHL odds board at Pinnacle and the total has been set at 5.

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NHL Pick: Jets -130
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

 

Carolina Hurricanes
The Hurricanes hope to find consistency after going 4-4 over their last eight games, including last Wednesday's 4-1 loss against the Flames. Elias Lindholm scored the lone goal for the Hurricanes, who opened a three-game road trip and were 7-2-1 in 10 games before that setback.

Carolina averages just 2.4 goals per game and they score on just 16.1 percent of their power plays. Jeff Skinner leads the team with 18 goals, Kris Versteeg and Eric Staal have 21 assists and Justin Faulk has 156 shots on goal and 33 points. The Hurricanes allow 2.7 goals per game and they kill 81.5 percent of their power play chances (11th in the NHL). Cam Ward allows 2.42 goals per game and Eddie Lack gives up 2.74 goals per game. 

 

Winnipeg Jets
The Jets are just 3-7 in their last 10 games, so they're desperate for a win to get back on track. Winnipeg is coming off a 5-3 loss against Dallas last Tuesday. It was the fifth game of the Jets' six-game homestead. So far, they're just 1-4-0 in those contests.

Winnipeg is averaging 2.6 goals per game and they score on just 16.2 percent of their power plays. Bryan Little leads the way with 15 goals, Blake Wheeler has 48 points and 35 assists and Drew Stafford has 112 shots on goal. The Jets allow 2.9 goals per game and they kill 77.2 percent of their power play chances. Connor Hellebuyck allows 2.19 goals per game and Michael Hutchinson gives up 2.97 goals per game.

 

Betting Trends
Carolina is 11-15-0 straight up this season and 3-2-0 over their last five games. Winnipeg is 13-12-0 straight up, 3-1-0 straight up against Carolina over the last 3 seasons and 6-2 straight up in their last eight games against Eastern Conference opponents.

 

Final Analysis
Winnipeg is at -130 on the NHL odds board while Carolina is at +118 and the total has been set at 5. There's betting value on the Hurricanes at +118, since they're playing a bit better hockey than the struggling Jets team that they face but this the kind of game that Winnipeg has to win and their recent record against Carolina and their success against Eastern Conference opponents along with a reasonable price of -130 are the main reasons why I'm taking the Jets -130 at home with my NHL picks.

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