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NHL Game Preview - Hurricanes underdogs vs Jets at Winnipeg

Carolina Hurricanes

Winnipeg Jets
30-31-9 March 22, 2014, 07:00 PM | MTS Centre 32-30-9

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Winnipeg and Carolina on Saturday, with the host Jets trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

This season the Jets are 32-30-9 overall while the Hurricanes are 30-31-9. As for the totals, Winnipeg is 32-34-5 on the OU, and Carolina is 28-35-7.View Carolina Hurricanes vs Winnipeg Jets Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Jets in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -152 on most hockey betting menus early today for Saturday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Jets rated this week at No. 19 and the Hurricanes sitting at No. 25.

In their last action, Carolina was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Blackhawks. Bettors on Chicago at -230 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Winnipeg won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Avalanche on March 19. Bettors who backed the Jets at -117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Winnipeg's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.83 goals allowed. The Jets power play is averaging 14.78% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 82.03% of their penalties.

A few Hurricanes at Jets trends to consider:
Carolina is 4-9-1 SU in its last 14 games
Carolina is 2-7-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Winnipeg
Carolina is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Winnipeg
Winnipeg is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Winnipeg is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Winnipeg's last 5 games at home
Winnipeg is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Carolina

Next up:
Carolina home to New York, Tuesday, March 25th
Winnipeg at Dallas, Monday, March 24th