Carolina Hurricanes vs. Winnipeg Jets Prediction, NHL Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Dec 07, 2021

The Winnipeg Jets aim to close out their current four-game homestand with a third straight victory when they entertain the slumping Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.

Carolina
54-20-6-2
AT
December 07, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
Bell MTS Place
Winnipeg
39-32-7-4
Puckline +1.5 -257
Moneyline -109
Over / Under o +5.5

55%

Betting Action

45%

Puckline -1.5 +213
Moneyline -110
Over / Under u +5.5

55%

Betting Action

45%

The Jets are coming off a 6-3 victory in a high-spirited clash with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and are currently knotted in a four-way tie for second place in the central Division standings. The Hurricanes kick off a five-game western road trip after snapping a three-game losing streak with a decisive 6-2 win over Buffalo on Saturday night.

The Hurricanes arrive in Winnipeg enjoying the support of 55% of sports bettors, but continue to lag as strong -109 underdogs. The Jets have improved slightly to -111 since opening at -110. The total has held steady at 5.5, with the OVER improving to a -116 wager, backed by 79% of placed bets.

Hurricanes vs. Jets NHL Betting Odds

Tuesday night’s matchup marks the first meeting between these clubs since January 2020. Carolina has claimed the win in each of their past two meetings, including a 6-3 victory in the club’s last visit to Winnipeg, back in December 2019. In addition to snapping a four-game head-to-head losing streak, the Hurricanes’ recent success against Winnipeg has been powered by a revitalized offence. Carolina shooters potted just five total goals during the club’s four-game slide, but have scored 10 total goals in their past two dates with the Jets.

While that has spawned a 2-1 run for the OVER, clashes between these two teams have tended to be low scoring, with the UNDER going 12-5 in 17 dates since 2013. Road teams have also held a slight edge, claiming the outright victory in three of meetings between these clubs.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes hit the road looking to recapture the form that powered them to an epic 14-2-0 start. The club has gone 2-4-1 in seven outings since, and was limited to a single goal in each of the defeats during their current 1-2-1 run on the road. The Hurricanes managed to outpace the Sabres on Saturday despite the absence of injured forward Andrei Svechnikov and netminder Frederik Andersen, who was sidelined by an unspecified illness.

The club has also been without rearguards Brett Pesce and Tony DeAngelo for the past three games due to Covid-19. However, the club’s leading scorer Sebastian Aho has continued to lead the attack, tallying five assists in his past two outings. Aho has also scored twice and added three helpers in four career trips to Winnipeg.

Winnipeg Jets

Sunday’s victory over Toronto extends a welcome offensive outburst from this club, which has potted 14 total goals in their two recent wins after scoring just 10 times during a preceding 1-5-1 run. The Jets have received offensive contributions from across the lineup, with 14 players picking up at least a point in last Friday’s 8-4 win over New Jersey, and 11 players making the scoresheet on Sunday night. Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck could use more defensive support after facing at least 35 shots in three of his past four starts, but sports a 7-2-1 record with a sparkling 2.19 goals against average on home ice this season.

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