Arizona Coyotes vs. Winnipeg Jets Prediction, NHL Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Jan 15, 2023

Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets, 2021

The Winnipeg Jets will be gunning for a fifth straight win on home ice when they play host to the freefalling Arizona Coyotes in Sunday NHL action.

January 15, 2023, 7:00 PM ET
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Puckline +1.5 +127
Moneyline +328
Over / Under o +6


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Puckline -1.5 -153
Moneyline -402
Over / Under u +6


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The Jets return home after closing out a three-game road trip with Friday’s decisive 4-1 victory in Pittsburgh, and have claimed a share of the top of the Central Division standings while winning seven of their past eight contests. The Coyotes travel to Winnipeg after seeing their current losing streak on the road extended to 13 games with Saturday’s 2-1 defeat in Minnesota. 

The Coyotes have faded slightly to +296 underdogs since opening at +292, while the Jets have soared to -361 favourites, backed by 90% of sports bettors. The total has remained unchanged since opening at 6.0, with the OVER emerging as strengthening -125 chalk.

Coyotes vs. Jets NHL Betting Odds

Sunday night’s matchup at Canada Life Centre marks the second of two regular season meetings between these Western Conference rivals. The Jets posted a narrow 3-2 win when they visited the desert back on October 28, and have now taken four straight from the Coyotes. Low scoring has been commonplace when these teams meet. The Jets and Yotes have averaged just 4.2 total goals per game over their past five clashes, spawning a 4-1 run for the UNDER. While the Jets have topped Arizona in 11 of 164 total meetings, the Coyotes have eked out victories in two of their past three trips to Winnipeg, and came out on the wrong end of a heartbreaking 2-1 decision in their most recent visit last March.

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes have emerged as legitimate contenders in the race for the bottom of the NHL standings during their current epic swoon. Since opening their season on a respectable 6-6-1 run, the Yotes have gone a dismal 7-18-4, including regulation defeats in each of the dates on their current eight-game slide. The team has been outgunned by a wide 33-15 margin during their 0-8-0 run, and have been held to two or fewer goals 11 times during a spectacular 1-14-3 freefall on the road. Things have gone no better for the Coyotes when playing in the back half of games scheduled on back-to-back nights. Arizona has scored just three total goals while losing three straight, and six of seven when playing on the road on consecutive nights. After enjoying a night off on Saturday, Karel Vejmelka is expected to get the start in the Arizona crease. Vejmelka has been under siege while taking the loss in each of his past six starts, allowing 4.50 goals per game during that stretch while compiling a meagre .873 save percentage. With the Yotes scoring just seven total goals over their past five games, there are few bright spots to highlight on offence. Lawson Crouse has scored in each of his past two outings while rookie forward Dylan Guenther has turned in multi-point performances in three of the past 10 games.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets return home after turning in a dominant performance in Friday’s win in Pittsburgh. The Jets outshot the Penguins by a wide 40-23 margin, with Mark Scheifele leading the way with a pair of goals on four shots. Scheifele has racking up points in bunches during the team’s surge, producing four multi-point performances and 10 total points over his past eight contests. Nikolaj Ehlers has also wasted no time rediscovering his form since returning to the lineup 10 days ago after being sidelined for three months. Ehlers also contributed a goal on Friday, and has amassed three markers and five assists in five appearances since his return. Now sporting a conference-high 16 home victories after going 6-1-0 over their past seven at Canada Life Centre, the Jets have averaged 4.50 goals per game over their past four home dates. The club has also received a big assist from Connor Hellebuyck. The Jets veteran netminder has surrendered more than two goals just once in his past six starts while facing an average of 30 shots on goal per game over that stretch.

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