Carolina Hurricanes vs. Winnipeg Jets - 1/21/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Winnipeg Jets - 1/21/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by

Winnipeg Jets at Carolina Hurricanes

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM (PNC Arena)

CAR -170, O/U 6

The Winnipeg Jets travel to Raleigh, NC on Tuesday for a game against the Hurricanes in a matchup of teams from the Western and Eastern Conference.  In their last game, the Jets were defeated by the Chicago Blackhawks by the score of 5-2.  Winnipeg received goals from Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine but were never truly in the game against Chicago.  Connor Hellebuyck got the start in net for the Jets and took the loss, allowing 4 goals on the 32 shots that he faced. 

The Winnipeg Jets are now 25-20-4 on the season, good enough for 5th place in the Central Division. The Jets are led in points by Mark Scheifele who has totaled 53 on the season.  Scheifele also leads Winnipeg in assists on the season with 30.  Kyle Connor leads the Jets in goals so far this year as he has tallied 24, including 7 while on the power play.  The Jets have received solid goaltending all season from goalie Connor Hellebuyck who has a record of 21-15-4 to go along with 4 shutouts and a goals against average of 2.71.  Backup goalie Laurent Brossoit is currently 4-5-0 on the season with a goals against average of 3.67. The Jets come into Tuesday’s game with 2 players listed on their injury report as Tucker Poolman is injured reserve and Adam Lowry is listed as day to day.

The Carolina Hurricanes welcome the Winnipeg Jets to town on Tuesday after winning their last game 2-1 in a shootout against the New York Islanders.  Carolina received their lone goal in regulation from Andrei Svechnikov at 5:45 of the 1st period with assists from Brett Pesce and Nino Niederreiter. Hurricanes goalie James Reimer recorded the win in net as he made saves on 26 of 27 Islanders shots that he faced. 

After the win against New York, Carolina is now 28-18-3 on the year and are currently in 5th place in the Metropolitan Division.  Teuvo Teravainen leads Carolina in points with 45 so far this season.  Sebastian Aho leads the Hurricanes in goals with 24, with 5 coming while on the power play.  Teuvo Teravainen also leads Carolina in assists on the season with 36, with 14 coming while on the power play.  Goalie Petr Mrazek is currently 17-12-2 with 3 shutouts and a goals against average of 2.64.  Backup goalie James Reimer is 11-6-1 with 3 shutouts and a goals against average of 2.47.  The Hurricanes enter Tuesday’s game with 1 player listed on their injury report as Dougie Hamilton is listed as out. 

The Winnipeg Jets have scored an average of 2.96 goals per game this season while allowing 3.08 goals per game.  The Carolina Hurricanes have scored 3.10 goals per game on the year while allowing 2.67 goals per game.  In their last 5 games, the Jets are 1-4 and have lost 2 games in a row while the Hurricanes are 2-3.  The Hurricanes won the first matchup of the season between these two teams by the score of 6-3 in a game played in Winnipeg.  The total has gone over in 12 of Winnipeg's last 18 games. The total has gone under in 6 of Carolina's last 6 games. The total has gone under in 6 of Carolina's last 7 games when playing at home against Winnipeg. Winnipeg is 4-1 in their last 5 games against Carolina.  I will be going with the Jets in this one.  Winnipeg wins 4-2.

Travis’s Pick Winnipeg Jets +150(ML)

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.