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Winnipeg Jets vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 10/14/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Carolina Hurricanes (1-0-1) at Winnipeg Jets (2-2-0)
Date & Time Saturday October 14, 2017, 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -128 / Carolina Hurricanes +118 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The Winnipeg Jets welcome the Carolina Hurricanes to town in an NHL matchup on Saturday.

The Carolina Hurricanes begin a three game west coast trip with a stop to face the Winnipeg Jets. Carolina comes off of a 2-1, overtime defeat at the hands of the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. Neither offense was able to get on the scoreboard until Sonny Milano scored midway through the third to give Columbus a 1-0 lead.

The Hurricanes evened the score  with just 1:25 remaining when he knocked down a clearing attempt and scored the equalizer unassisted. Milano it won for the Blue Jackets at 4:29 of the extra session for his second of the game and number four of the season.

Columbus netminder Sergei Bobrovsky missed out on the shut out but still picked up the win with a 37 save performance that upped his record to 2-0. Scott Darling allowed both goals on 27 shots as the Hurricanes  dropped to 1-0-1 after two contests.

The Winnipeg Jets take the ice against the visiting Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night. Winnipeg had lost two straight to begin  the season but have made a nice rebound with back to back victories after upending the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 on the road Thursday.

The Jets were balanced at the offensive end of the ice with Nikolaj Ehlers, Patrik Laine and Josh Morrissey each scoring with a shorthanded goal coming off the stick of Tyler Myers. Bryan Little added two assists and Connor Hellebuyck stopped 30 shots to get the win for Winnipeg.

Daniel Sedin scored on the power play for a 1-0 Vancouver lead and Christopher Tanev tallied in  the third to bring Vancouver within 3-2 but that was as close as it got. Jacob Markstrom absorbed the loss for the Canucks with three goals given up on 19 shots.

Hurricanes are 0-4 in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400 and Hurricanes are 0-4 in their last 4 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game and over is 4-1 in Hurricanes last 5 vs. Central. Jets are 7-0 in their last 7 games following a win and over is 4-0 in Jets last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and Jets are 7-0 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Winnipeg and Hurricanes are 28-12-3 in the last 43 meetings in Winnipeg.  

Carolina has done well versus Winnipeg and the offense has been scoring so for now I’ll go with the over…

over 5.5 // check back for update

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