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Winnipeg Jets vs Ottawa Senators 12/20/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Ottawa Senators (14-15-2) vs. Winnipeg Jets (20-10-1)
December 20, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -175 / Ottawa Senators +142; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Ottawa Senators and the Winnipeg Jets meet in NHL action from the Canada Life Arena on Tuesday night.

The Ottawa Senators will look to rebound from a 4-2 loss to Minnesota in their last game. Brady Tkachuk leads the Senators in scoring with 36 points including a team-high 13 goals and 23 assists while Alex DeBrincat has 30 points with 9 goals and 21 assists this season. Claude Giroux also has 29 points with 14 goals of his own and 15 assists while Drake Batherson has 29 points with 10 goals and 19 assists this season. Anton Forsberg’s gone 5-7-2 with a 3.24 GAA and a .908 save percentage while Cam Talbot is 8-7 with a 2.55 GAA and a .916 save percentage this season.

The Winnipeg Jets will try to bounce back from a 3-2 loss to the Seattle Kraken last time out. Josh Morrissey leads Winnipeg with 31 assists as part of his team-high 36 points while Pierre-Luc Dubois has 35 points split between 15 goals and 20 assists. Kyle Connor has 35 points with 13 goals and 22 assists while Blake Wheeler has 26 points with 9 goals and 17 assists. Mark Scheifele also has a team-high 19 goals as well this season. Connor Hellebuyck has gone 16-7-1 with a 2.33 GAA and a .928 save percentage while David Rittich is 4-3 with a 2.77 GAA and an .896 save percentage between the pipes for Winnipeg this season.

Ottawa is 11-23 in their last 34 games against the Central division and 4-1 in their last 5 games overall while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. Winnipeg is 15-5 in their last 20 home games and 18-8 in their last 26 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 home games.

I get the case to be made for either side in this game, but I’m looking at Winnipeg. I just trust the Jets to get the job done. Ottawa’s had a nice run for sure, and they’re going to be a team to watch over the course of the season, but we’re getting a reasonable price with a Jets team that plays their best at home and has a clear goaltending edge in my opinion. I’ll side with the Jets in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Winnipeg -175

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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