Carolina Hurricanes vs. Winnipeg Jets - 11/20/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Winnipeg Jets (9-9-2) at Carolina Hurricanes (6-6-4)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -135 / Winnipeg Jets +122 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Winnipeg Jets look to snap out of their ugly losing ways against the Metro division as they head into Raleigh to face off against the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Jets look for a big road win against the Canes on Sunday and avenge their losing ways against the Eastern Conference as they are in a drought to the tune of a 6-20 mark in their last 26 contests and are just 1-10 in their last 11 against the Metropolitan division. Winnipeg is one of the more polarizing teams in the NHL as some have them projected for a potential playoff run while others have them slated for another top three draft pick and while both seem far fetched I am leaning more towards the former as they have some very nice pieces and just need some more stable goaltending to be considered a threat to do anything. Winnipeg is likely to start Mike Hutchinson in this one as he will face off against Cam Ward who continues to man starter’s minutes in the Carolina crease.
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The Hurricanes meanwhile look to break their streak of losing on Sunday’s as they are 1-6 in their last seven and a date with the Jets at home could the perfect chance for them to get back in the win column. Carolina has some nice pieces as well and look as though they’re going through a youth movement right now but they still border on a wild card spot and could be a team to watch out for during the second half of the season. However, they have some players who could be on the move if they fall out of contention by midseason and one of those parts could be Ward who was rumored to be on the move last season but ended up staying put.
The Jets are 2-7 in their last nine Sunday games and 5-2 in their last seven against a team with a winning home record while the Canes are 1-5 in their last six against a team with a losing record and 20-44 in their last 64 games on a day’s rest. Winnipeg is a step ahead of where the Canes are right now and even though this is in Raleigh I think the Jets get it done.