Vancouver Canucks (8-14-2) at Winnipeg Jets (13-6-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Bell MTS Place)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -140 / Vancouver Canucks +120 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Vancouver Canucks and the Winnipeg Jets meet in NHL action from the Bell MTS Place on Tuesday night.
The Vancouver Canucks will look to push ahead and get another W after defeating the Winnipeg Jets by a final score of 4-0 last time out. Heading into Monday’s action, Brock Boeser leads the Canucks in scoring with 23 points including 12 goals and 11 assists while Quinn Hughes has 21 points with 19 assists. J.T. Miller and Elias Pettersson each have 20 points with Miller logging 15 assists and Pettersson logging 11 assists and 9 goals on the year. Bo Horvat’s got 9 goals and 7 assists for his 16 points as well for Van-City this season.
The Winnipeg Jets will look for a bounce back performance after their loss to the Canucks last time out. Mark Scheifele leads the ‘Peg with 28 points including 11 goals and 17 assists while Nik Ehlers has 22 points with 11 goals and assists apiece. Blake Wheeler has 20 points with 6 goals and 14 assists and Kyle Connor has 19 points with 10 goals and 9 assists. Neal Pionk has 16 points with 13 assists while Copp has 11 assists as part of his 15-point tally this season.
Vancouver is 1-4 in their last 5 games overall and 2-5 in their last 7 road games while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 Thursday games. Winnipeg is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall and 4-1 in their last 5 games that are the thirs game in a 3 games in 4 nights spot while the over is 7-2 in their last 9 games playing on no rest. Vancouver is 5-17 in the last 22 meetings between these two teams.
I’ll concede that it’s hard to beat the same time back-to-back games but on the other hand how many times do you see teams win back-to-backs and a lack of travel may end up helping the Jets here. The bottom line is that one win doesn’t change my stance on the Canucks as they’re just a bad hockey team and the horrendous goaltending that the Canucks have had to deal with this season. I just think that hopping back on the Jets who have been much more reliable all season long, and that’s what I plan on doing here. Give me the Winnipeg Jets and lay the juice at home in this one.