Jets vs. Coyotes - 1/26/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Coyotes (23-19-5) at Winnipeg Jets (21-24-3)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -143 / Arizona Coyotes +120 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Coyotes and Winnipeg Jets square off Tuesday night at the MTS Centre.
The Arizona Coyotes look for another victory after winning six of their last 10 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.6 percent of their power plays. Shane Doan leads Arizona with 17 goals, Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 20 assists and Max Domi has 84 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing three goals per game and are killing 76.4 percent of their power play chances. Mike Smith has allowed 59 goals on 598 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up 41 goals on 380 shots. Lindback has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Winnipeg Jets need a victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 15.6 percent of their power plays. Bryan Little leads Winnipeg with 15 goals, Blake Wheeler has 32 assists and Drew Stafford has 109 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 76.6 percent of their power play chances. Connor Hellebuyck has allowed 43 goals on 584 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has given up 41 goals on 427 shots. Hellebuyck has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Coyotes are 8-21 in their last 29 Tuesday games and 8-3 in their last 11 vs. a team with a losing record. The Jets are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Coyotes are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Winnipeg and 2-7 in the last 9 meetings overall.
The Coyotes have feasted on teams with losing records as of late and the Jets aren't in a position right now to be laying such a heavy price with the way they're playing. I'll gladly take plus money with the team that's in better form.