Winnipeg Jets vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction, NHL Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated Feb 21, 2021

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The Winnipeg Jets conclude a four-game Western Canadian road trip Sunday when they face off with the Vancouver Canucks for the second straight time.

Winnipeg
12-6-0-1
AT
February 21, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Arena
Vancouver
8-14-2
Puckline +1.5 -250
Moneyline -105
Over / Under o +6

68%

Betting Action

32%

Puckline -1.5 +208
Moneyline -120
Over / Under u +6

68%

Betting Action

32%

The Jets took their most recent matchup on Friday by a 2-0 score, with backup Laurent Brossoit earning a 29-save shutout.

Sunday will be the third of at least nine meetings between the Jets and Canucks in 2021. Their season series is split at one win apiece, with the road team winning each contest. Puck drop at Rogers Arena Sunday night is at 10 p.m. EST.

Jets vs. Canucks 2/21/21 Betting Analysis

Mark Scheifele’s ninth of the season proved to be Friday’s game-winning goal, and the only shot that beat a goalie. Scheifele’s riding a nine-game point streak in which he’s scored six goals and recorded 13 points. After Friday’s game Scheifele sat sixth in NHL scoring with 23 points.

Friday’s dub was Winnipeg’s eleventh in their last 12 head-to-head with the Canucks and fifth straight in Vancouver. To make matters worse for Travis Green’s club, the loss was Vancouver’s eighth in their last 10 games and now has them 8-12-1 — sixth place in the North Division. At 10-6-1, Winnipeg’s positioned themselves in the upper half of the all-Canadian division.

Despite their differences in records and a low-scoring Friday night clash, Sunday’s game has opened as a pick’em on the NHL odds with the total set at 6.5.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets might be getting back Pierre-Luc Dubois in their lineup. Dubois’ been out with a lower-body injury after appearing in two games with the Jets. Winnipeg’s only manage to score twice in three of their four recent games without Dubois, so his addition would benefit what’s already a loaded offence on paper.

Scheifele’s top-10 scoring is leading the way, but Nikolaj Ehlers remains the team’s leading goal scorer with 10 and Kyle Connor is right behind with eight goals and 16 points in 17 games. Winnipeg’s also getting production from their depth players, including Mason Appleton who scored his fifth of the season Friday via an empty-netter.

Vancouver Canucks

Only one team has more goals against in 2021 than Vancouver, and it’s the one club (Ottawa) behind them in their division’s standings. Vancouver’s 74 goals against has been large in part to suspect goaltending. Both Thatcher Demko and Braden Holtby are allowing over 3.3 goals against per start, while Demko’s got the higher save percentage — a mediocre .901 per cent.

The Canucks are doing their best upfront to mitigate their goaltending issues, shooting 31.4 pucks on net a game. Brock Boeser’s especially pulling his weight with a team-high 12 goals and 21 points. Second-year defenceman Quinn Hughes has a team-high 18 assists, and his 20 points leads all NHL defenceman.

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