Winnipeg Jets vs. Vancouver Canucks - 7/29/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Photo by Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Vancouver Canucks vs. Winnipeg Jets
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -105 / Winnipeg Jets -115 -- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
TV: NHL, NHL.TV, SN Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now!
The Vancouver Canucks and Winnipeg Jets meet Wednesday in NHL exhibition action.
The Vancouver Canucks entered the NHL break losing seven of their last 11 games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 23.7 percent of their power play opportunities. JT Miller leads Vancouver with 27 goals, Quinn Hughes has 45 assists and Tanner Pearson has 164 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up 117 goals on 1,420 shots faced and Thatcher Demko has allowed 78 goals on 822 shots.
The Winnipeg Jets entered the NHL break on a four-game winning streak. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 38 goals, Mark Scheifele has 44 assists and Blake Wheeler has 180 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 77.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 140 goals on 1,796 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 54 goals on 512 shots.
The Canucks are 1-10 in the last 11 meetings in Winnipeg and 2-14 in the last 16 meetings. The home team is 15-6 in the last 21 meetings. The favorite is 19-3 in the last 22 meetings. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Winnipeg and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
We have no idea what to expect from teams that haven't been on the ice in months and are expected to find playoff form rather quickly. However, one thing we do know in this game is that the Winnipeg Jets have downright owned the Vancouver Canucks over the years, which includes wins in 14 of the last 16 meetings and outscoring them 9-1 in the last three meetings. That's a strong trend to lean in this matchup, as a team has your number when they have your number.
Give me the Winnipeg Jets and whatever the line ends up being.