Jets vs. Hurricanes - 2/5/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Carolina Hurricanes (23-21-8) at Winnipeg Jets (22-25-3)
NHL Hockey: Friday, February 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -125 / Carolina Hurricanes +113 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Carolina Hurricanes and Winnipeg Jets square off early Friday night at the MTS Centre.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.1 percent of their power plays. Jeff Skinner leads Carolina with 18 goals, Eric Staal has 21 assists and Justin Faulk has 156 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.5 percent of their power play chances. Cam Ward has allowed 74 goals on 776 shots faced and Eddie Lack has given up 59 goals on 597 shots. Ward has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Winnipeg Jets need a feel good win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 16.2 percent of their power plays. Bryan Little leads Winnipeg with 15 goals, Dustin Byfuglien has 15 assists and Drew Stafford has 112 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 77.2 percent of their power play chances. Connor Hellebuyck has allowed 49 goals on 644 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has given up 41 goals on 427 shots. Hellebuyck has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Hurricanes are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-6 in their last 8 Friday games. The Jets are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-2 in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hurricanes are 27-11-3 in the last 41 meetings in Winnipeg and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The plus money with the Hurricanes is interesting considering they're playing better hockey and have had great success playing in Winnipeg. However, this is kind of a game the Jets can use to stop the bleeding, and they play Eastern teams well. I'll take the home team at the reasonable price.