Carolina Hurricanes (4-0-1) at Winnipeg Jets (2-2-0)
|Date & Time||Sunday October 14, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -195 / Carolina Hurricanes +175 --- Over/Under: 6
The Carolina Hurricanes and Winnipeg Jets meet Sunday in NHL action at the Bell MTS Place.
The Carolina Hurricanes look to keep the puck rolling while building not their four-game winning streak. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 4.3 goals per game and are scoring on 10 percent of their power play opportunities. Jordan Staal leads Carolina with three goals, Sebastian Aho has four assists and Micheal Ferland has 14 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 71.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Curtis McElhinney has given up four goals on 57 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has allowed seven goals on 44 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or more goals in each of their last three games.
The Winnipeg Jets look to build on their 2-2-0 start to the season with their second home victory. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with three goals, Blake Wheeler has two assists and Mark Scheifele has 12 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 85 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 10 goals on 124 shots faced. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or less goals in five of their last six games.
The Hurricanes are 4-9 in their last 13 games playing on 0 days rest, 2-5 in their last 7 Sunday games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Jets are 6-0 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest, 44-13 in their last 57 home games and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The Hurricanes are 28-13-3 in the last 44 meetings in Winnipeg, the home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
It's no secret the Winnipeg Jets are the better team here, and they're far more rested with a couple of days off, while the Carolina Hurricanes played last night and needed overtime. This is a game the Jets should be favored, especially with them being at home where they've been able to win a high percentage of games dating back to last season. However, we're getting big plus money with a Hurricanes team that's won four straight games and has been highly aggressive on the offensive end. I'll take a stab with Carolina on the road here based on the value.