Vancouver Canucks vs. Winnipeg Jets Prediction, NHL Odds

Liam Gilks | Updated May 11, 2021

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Winnipeg looks for revenge tonight in the second half of their back-to-back with Vancouver. Rookie Nils Hoglander potted two for the Canucks last night, in a 3-1 win.

Vancouver
23-29-3-1
AT
May 11, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
Bell MTS Place
Winnipeg
30-23-1-2
Puckline +1.5 -150
Moneyline +160
Over / Under o +6

28%

Betting Action

72%

Puckline -1.5 +125
Moneyline -192
Over / Under u +6

28%

Betting Action

72%

The Winnipeg Jets have been completely nose-diving since April, losing nine of their last ten in regulation.

Canucks vs. Jets 5/11/21 Betting Analysis

The +151 underdog Canucks are now 3-1 when visiting Winnipeg after struggling at Bell MTS Place in previous seasons, but Winnipeg still leads the season series taking five of eight so far. The Jets have dropped their last ten home games which means you need to flip the calendar way back to March 17th to find their last win.

The Canucks have now covered three games in a row after a six-game skid against the spread. The Jets were pretty good against the spread overall this year with a record of 33-20, but they haven’t been the same team lately, covering just once in their past 10. They have covered in five of their eight games with the Canucks this year putting their record to 14-6 dating back to 2016.

The under is 5-3 in the season series and 3-1 when the games are played in Winnipeg. The starting goalies tonight are completely up in the air at this point as it is a back-to-back but Vancouver’s Thatcher Demko is hot right now. Winnipeg’s Connor Hellebuyck sat out of last night’s game without any explanation from the coach.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks somehow managed to find some energy last night, playing their fifth game in eight days. Thatcher Demko stopped 39 of 40 for his 14th win of the year. He has been stellar versus Winnipeg this year with a 1.85 goals-against average, a .941 save percentage and three wins in six starts. Rookie Nils Hoglander opened the scoring three minutes into the game and added another in the third to seal the deal. He won’t be considered for Rookie of the Year, but the 20-year-old Swede has had a great first season with 12 goals and 14 assists, good for fifth on the team.

Brandon Sutter and Tyler Motte have still yet to return to the Canucks lineup. Sutter has missed two games with an upper-body injury, while Motte remains without a timetable and has missed six games with an undisclosed injury.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets have two games left to prepare themselves for playoff hockey. They need only a single point to clinch third place in the North and a date in the playoffs with Connor McDavid and the Oilers.

Winnipeg fired 40 shots on the net but only score once against the Canucks last night. Kyle Connor scored the lone goal, his 23rd of the year snapping his seven-game drought. Jets fans are definitely concerned about starting goalie Connor Hellebuyck who didn’t dress for last night’s game. Eric Comrie may get his second start of the year to cap off a big week after being nominated as a candidate for the Bill Masterton award.

Winnipeg’s offensive players are struggling right now, Pierre-Luc Dubois has gone 15 games without a goal and Paul Stastny has only two in 20 games.

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