Winnipeg Jets vs. Anaheim Ducks - 1/13/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Anaheim Ducks at Winnipeg Jets
Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM (Bell MTS Place)
Winnipeg Jets: -1.5 (+123) / Winnipeg Jets -250 / Anaheim Ducks +200 / Anaheim Ducks: 1.5 (-154)
TV: TSN3, Prime Ticket
The Anaheim Ducks and the Winnipeg Jets meet in NHL action from the Bell MTS Place on Sunday evening.
The Anaheim Ducks will look for a win to snap a brutal 10-game losing streak after a 7-4 loss to Pittsburgh in their last outing. Nick Ritchie opened the scoring for the Ducks just 1:27 into the game before Ryan Getzlaf and Dylan Sprong scored 4:42 apart to give the Ducks a 3-0 lead at the 1st intermission. Pittsburgh tied the game at 3-3 just after the midway point of the 2nd before the Ducks re-took the lead with a short-handed goal from Jakob Silfverberg to make it 4-3 after 40 minutes of play. Anaheim couldn’t hold on however, as Pittsburgh scored twice in a span of :48 to tie the game and take the lead before adding a 6th goal late and a 7th on an empty net to extend Anaheim’s losing streak to double digits. John Gibson took the loss, falling to 16-14-7 after giving up 6 goals on 35 shots in the losing effort.
The Winnipeg Jets will look to build some steam on a 4-2 win over Detroit in their last outing. Blake Tanev gave the Jets right off of the opening puck drop, scoring :13 into the game before Blake Wheeler doubled the lead at the last second of the period to make it 2-0 after the opening period. Bryan Little extended the lead to 3-0 before Detroit finally got on the board just after the halfway point of the 2nd period making it 3-1 after 40. Detroit cut the deficit to one but that’s as close as the Red Wings would get as Kyle Connor added an empty net goal to make it 4-2 and to seal Detroit’s fate in the end. Laurent Brossoit got the win to improve to 9-1-1 after stopping 33 of 35 shots in the winning effort.
Anaheim is 0-10 in their last 10 games overall and 0-4 in their last 4 road games while the under is 19-7-1 in their last 27 games against a team with a winning record. Winnipeg is 22-5 in their last 27 Sunday games and 59-21 in their last 80 home games while the under is 6-2-1 in their last 9 games overall. Anaheim is 13-4 in the last 17 meetings between these two teams and 7-2 in the last 9 meetings between these two teams in Winnipeg.
The Ducks have had a lot of success in this matchup, so there’s reason to take a shot on the plus money as you get the feeling that the Ducks are too talented to keep this skid up. However, the Ducks keep finding ways to lose, as Anaheim blew two different leads against Pittsburgh. It’s not often you lead a team 3-0 and still lose by 3 goals. There’s no backing Anaheim until the Ducks show signs of turning things around so I’ll side with Winnipeg here and to negate the heavy juice, I’ll back the Jets on the puck line.