The Vancouver Canucks will go for their fourth consecutive victory when they take on the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday, Jan. 30. Winnipeg has been on a hot streak as well, winning four of its last five matchups. The game will get started at 10 p.m. ET from Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg.
Vancouver played the Ottawa Senators three consecutive games and earned victories in all three. The Canucks dominated the series, allowing just one goal in each game and outscored Ottawa 16-3 in the three matchups. After a slow start, Vancouver is back to .500 with a 5-5 record with 10 points, which is good for a tie for third place along with the Jets.
In their last game, the Canucks finished off the Senators with a 4-1 home victory on Thursday night.
On the other side, Winnipeg recently had a three-game winning streak snapped as it looks to put together a new streak. After beating the Senators three times, the Edmonton Oilers got the best of Winnipeg, but the Jets got even with a 6-4 home win over Edmonton on Tuesday.
The Jets come in with a 5-2 record so far this season through seven games.
On the Winnipeg injury report, Marko Dano (undisclosed), Pierre-Luc Dubois (illness), Nate Thompson (lower body) and Dominic Toninato (undisclosed) are all out indefinitely, and Bryan Little (ear) is out for the season.
As for the Canucks, Micheal Ferland (concussion), Travis Hamonic (upper body) and Jayce Hawryluk (undisclosed) will not be available on Saturday night.
Winnipeg won the previous 10 meetings between these two teams, but this will be the first time the they meet this NHL season. The Jets and Canucks will play each other nine times total this season starting on Saturday night.
Following Saturday night’s game, the Jets will host the Calgary Flames on Monday night, as the two teams will play each other four games in a row. On the other side, Vancouver will stay out on the road to take on the Montreal Canadiens on Monday and Tuesday night.
Canucks – Jets Betting Odds
As we get ready for the game on Saturday night, here’s a look at the betting odds available. All odds are via a popular United States sportsbook.
The Canucks are getting -245 odds to cover the +1.5 puck line, while the Jets are getting +200 odds to win by more than 1.5 goals.
Betting Trends: Vancouver has lost by more than 1.5 goals in all five of its losses, and Winnipeg has won by more than 1.5 goals three times this season.
The oddsmakers are expecting an offensive performance from both sides with the over/under set at 6.5 with -110 odds on each side. This goal total is tied for the highest among all of the games on Saturday.
Betting Trends: The total went over in five of Vancouver’s last seven games, and it went over in four of Winnipeg’s last five contests.
The Jets are slight favorites to win this game outright with -120 moneyline odds, and Vancouver is at +102 to earn the win.
Betting Trends: Vancouver is 4-2 straight up in its last six games, and Winnipeg is 4-1 in its last five games.
The sportsbook is offering a variety of prop bets for fans to wager on including whether individual players will score a goal. Here’s a look at the top five according to the odds.
- Kyle Connor +138
- Mark Scheifele +155
- Brock Boeser +180
- Elias Pettersson +188
- J.T. Miller +195
Neither team is expected to be much of a threat to win the Stanley Cup finals this summer. The Jets come in with the 19th best odds at +4300, and Vancouver is tied for the 21st best odds at +4700 to win it all.