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NHL Game Preview - Canucks underdogs vs Jets at Winnipeg

Vancouver Canucks

Winnipeg Jets
29-28-10 March 12, 2014, 07:30 PM | MTS Centre 30-28-8

The visiting Canucks hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at MTS Centre against the Winnipeg Jets.

The Canucks will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 29-28-10 this season, while the Jets are 30-28-8. Vancouver is 23-36-8 against the total, while Winnipeg is 29-32-5 versus the number.View Vancouver Canucks vs Winnipeg Jets Odds and Stats.

The Jets were listed earlier today as -116 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

This game puts the Jets, most recently No. 22 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Canucks, who rate a No. 30 in the latest survey.

The Canucks were a 7-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Islanders. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +153 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Winnipeg, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Avalanche on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Avalanche at -159 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Winnipeg's No. 17-ranked offense (2.76 goals per game) against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Jets powerplay has clicked at a 15.02% rate while the Canucks have a 83.63% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Vancouver at Washington, Friday, March 14th
Winnipeg home to New York, Friday, March 14th