Jets at Ducks - 4/16/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Winnipeg Jets (43-26-13) at Anaheim Ducks (51-24-7)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -153 / Winnipeg Jets +138 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Winnipeg Jets and Anaheim Ducks meet Thursday in the first round of the playoffs.
The Winnipeg Jets ended the season winning five of their last eight games. The Jets are averaging 2.7 goals and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Winnipeg Jets have one power play goal in their last four games and have won five of their last six when scoring at least three goals. Blake Wheeler leads Winnipeg with 26 goals, Andrew Ladd has 38 assists and Bryan Little has 148 shots on goal. Defensively, the Jets are allowing 2.5 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Ondrej Pavelec has allowed 108 goals on 1,353 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has given up 85 goals on 986 shots.
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The Anaheim Ducks ended the season winning five of their last seven games. The Ducks are averaging 2.8 goals and have scored four goals in their last three games. The Anaheim Ducks have zero power play goals in their last seven games and have won five of their last six when scoring at least three goals. Corey Perry leads the Ducks with 33 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 45 assists and Matt Beleskey has 145 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ducks are allowing 2.7 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Frederik Andersen has allowed 123 goals on 1,436 shots faced and John Gibson has given up 58 goals on 674 shots.
The Jets are 0-4 in their last 4 Conference Quarterfinals games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Ducks are 76-36 in their last 112 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Jets are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings.
Both teams have decent goalies and have been stingy as of late when it comes to allowing power play goals. Instead of trying to pick who wins game one, I'm going to suggest playing the under in this spot.