Two teams just looking to finish out their final string of games in efforts to get into the offseason will meet tonight in Winnipeg when the Jets host the Canucks at 8:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Jets are -145 money line favorites versus the Canucks, who have odds of +125 to pull off the upset. The total, meanwhile, currently sits at 5.5 goals.
The under is 9-17 when the Canucks play a team with a losing record this season and 11-14 when the Jets play a sub-.500 opponent as well. With only one goal scored in their last three games, the under has hit in three consecutive contests for a Vancouver team that somehow allowed St. Louis to finish with 50 shots on goal in a 3-0 loss on Saturday. If it were for Ryan Miller, the Canucks would have lost 7-0.
But Miller is at least playing well and should do so again tonight against a Winnipeg team that can’t score either. The under is 2-0-1 in the Jets’ last three games and they’ve tallied just three goals during that span. The under should cash comfortably for bettors tonight.
TUESDAY NHL FREE PICK: CANUCKS/JETS UNDER 5.5