Winnipeg Jets (19-11-2) at Vancouver Canucks (16-17-3)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 10:30 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks +110 / Winnipeg Jets -130 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Winnipeg Jets and the Vancouver Canucks meet in NHL action from Rogers Arena on Wednesday night.
The Winnipeg Jets will look to build on their 4-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks in their last game. Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring with 38 points including 12 goals and a team-high 26 assists while Nikolaj Ehlers has 32 points with 15 goals and 17 assists and Kyle Connor has 30 points with a team-high 16 goals this season. Blake Wheeler, Neal Pionk and Andrew Copp all have 20+ points and 15+ assists this season. As a team, Winnipeg is averaging 3.3 goals on 29.6 shots per game with a 25.6% success rate on the power play while giving up 2.8 goals on 31.3 shots per game with a 78.9% success rate on the penalty kill this season.
The Vancouver Canucks will try to rebound from their loss at the hands of the Jets last time out. Brock Boeser leads the Canucks in scoring with a team-high 16 goals and 16 assists while J.T. Miller has 9 goals with 20 assists and Quinn Hughes has a team-high 26 assists as part of his 28-point tally this season. Bo Horvat and Elias Pettersson each have 20+ points with double-digit goal and assist totals this season. As a team, Vancouver is averaging 2.7 goals per game on 30.1 shots per game with a 20.4% success rate on the PP while giving up 3.1 goals on 33.8 shots per game against with a 79.5% kill rate on the PK this season.
Winnipeg is 11-3 in their last 14 games as a favorite and 7-3 in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 8-2-1 in their last 11 games overall. Vancouver is 7-3 in their last 10 games overall and 6-2 in their last 8 games played on 1 days rest while the under is 6-0-1 in their last 7 games as a home underdog. The under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings between these two teams.
I get the case that could be made for either side, as Winnipeg’s had the bulk of the recent success against the Canucks while Vancouver’s had a nice run of form lately. With that said I’m expecting neither side to want to give up an inch to the other side here and realistically I could see this being a hard-hitting and physical game. In the end, I think this one at the very worst give us a push, so I’ll back the under here.