Carolina Hurricanes vs. Winnipeg Jets Prediction, NHL Odds

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The Carolina Hurricanes commence a road swing that will last until mid-December, starting with the Winnipeg Jets on Monday in Manitoba.

Carolina
33-17-2-3
AT
December 04, 2023, 7:30 PM ET
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Winnipeg
34-15-4-1
Puckline -1.5 +170
Moneyline -140
Over / Under o +6
Puckline +1.5 -210
Moneyline +115
Over / Under u +6

Hockey fans could be for a fun one on Monday when two stellar clubs clash at centre ice. Carolina is second in the Metropolitan Division with 29 points and Winnipeg is third in the Central Division with 28. The latter played on Saturday against the Blackhawks and won 3-1. The Hurricanes were also in action on Saturday and thumped the Sabres 6-2.

The NHL odds favour the visiting Hurricanes, placing at -120 on the moneyline and +105 on the puckline.

Hurricanes vs. Jets NHL Betting Odds

The Jets often experience turbulence when facing the Hurricanes. Winnipeg has only one win versus their cross-conference opponents in six tries, dating back to before the pandemic. The lone victory came last season at home in overtime. Every single time Carolina has won over that span it has been by two goals or more.

Trusting the Hurricanes against the spread this season is a tricky proposition. Despite a sparkling 14-8-1 record in the standings, they’re only 9-14 ATS. The start of the season was especially slow, although even recently they’re only 3-4 in their previous seven opportunities. Carolina sports the seventh-best attack in the NHL, netting 3.48 times per tilt. Both sides may want to try to stay out of the penalty box tonight. Winnipeg (73.9 per cent) and Carolina (76.9 per cent) are bottom-half clubs when making it through man disadvantages.

Placing spread props on Winnipeg has paid dividends consistently this season. With a 15-8 record ATS, it’s fair to say that the Jets can be trusted. It should be noted that after a flying start to the season, the offence has lost altitude recently. The team is experiencing a six-game stretch in which they haven’t scored more than three goals in any and only tallied that much in half of those contests.

Carolina Hurricanes

It was back to business as usual on Saturday when the ever-struggling Buffalo Sabres came to town. There had been some worrisome blips with home defeats to the Lightning and Islanders, but the odds of them tripping against the Sabres were always going to be low.

Pardon the pun but the Hurricanes blew the doors off them. From the opening puck drop one could tell how much the hosts were faster, more skilled, and more prepared. Sebastien Aho earned himself a brace (seventh and eighth), Jack Drury scored his third, Stefan Noesen his sixth, Teuvo Teravenain his eleventh and Brady Skjei his fourth. Goals came on the powerplay, on the shorthand, via on-made rushes, slick passing around the crease, off face-off wins, pressure in the crease, Carolina did it all. Pyotr Kochetkov started his fourth game in a row, making 20 saves off the 22 shots fired at his net.

Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets also had to put to rest some qualms about their recent play on Saturday. As happenstance had it, they too would face relatively easy opposition in the form of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Winnipeg’s performance wasn’t at the level of Carolina’s. It was more a workmanlike, get-the-job-done sort of afternoon. To the alarm of the home supporters, it was the Hawks who raced out to an early lead when Connor Bedard pounced on a juicy rebound Connor Hellebuyck had no chance of stopping. From that point onward, the Jets slowly took control of the game. They didn’t necessarily skate circles around Chicago, but they always looked like the team that more initiative. Mark Scheifele (eighth) levelled the terms on the power play with skill and grace, Morgan Barron (fourth) provided the Jets a lead, and Cole Perfetti (ninth) redirected a shot from distance in the crease in the third period. Make the final 3-1 for the Jets. A solid performance, but more will be needed versus the Hurricanes.

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