Jets vs. Coyotes Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

David Bastl | Updated Feb 23, 2019

Patrik Laine found his way back into the scoresheet Friday night, netting goals 26 and 27 of the season. In the process he snapped a goalless drought of 15 games.

Winnipeg
47-30-4-1
AT
February 24, 2019, 9:00 PM ET
Gila River Arena
Arizona
39-35-5-3
Puckline -1.5 +175
Moneyline -140
Over / Under o +6

87%

Betting Action

13%

Puckline +1.5 -215
Moneyline +120
Over / Under u +6

87%

Betting Action

13%

This will be a special night in Arizona, as the Coyotes (former Jets) and the current Jets (former Thrashers) pay tribute to Shane Doan. Doan was originally drafted by the Jets, and then made his way to the desert to finish off his NHL career. On Sunday, he’ll become the first Coyote player to have his jersey retired in a pre-game ceremony.

Jets vs Coyotes Betting Analysis

This will be the second of three regular season games between these two teams (next game April 6). Back on October 20 in Winnipeg, the Jets knocked off the Coyotes 5-3 on the strength of Laurent Brossoit’s 42 save effort. It will be interesting to see if Brossoit gets the start in this game. He hasn’t played since last Saturday evening when the Jets were charged with a 4-3 overtime loss to Ottawa.

Heading into Sunday’s game, the Coyotes are 0-5 versus the Jets in the last five games, and 2-9 straight up in the last 11 games. But perhaps there is some good news for the desert dogs when you dig deeper into the numbers, the home team in this series is 21-8-1 in the last 30 games. The Jets are 4-11-1 in their last 16 games in Arizona, but the Jets are also 22-4 in their last 26 games on Sunday.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets seemed re-energized with the addition of Nikolaj Ehlers to the sideline for the first time since January 4th. Ehlers paid dividends early in the team’s 6-3 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday night as he scored on his first shift of the game, just 56 seconds into it. The Jets were flying out of the gate in their last game, as Kyle Connor scored the team’s second goal just 32 seconds later.

But perhaps the biggest relief for the Jets and their fan base is Patrik Laine is back. The big Finn finally hit the scoresheet in the goal category, netting his first tally since January 13, and then added another one in the third period for good measure. He now has 27 goals on the season, that’s second best on the team to Mark Scheifele’s 30.

The team’s power-play also scored a pair of goals and was 2-for-4 overall. The Jets are 5-1-1 to the over in their last seven Sunday scheduled games.

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes enter this game coming off an impressive 2-1 trip through Western Canada, including a pair of wins to end it with the Oilers and Canucks.

Surprisingly, the Coyotes are a better road team (17-14-2) then a home team (11-14-3). Home cooking hasn’t been in the works for the desert dogs as of late, as this game with the Jets will only be their fifth home game since January 19. In the previous four, the team is 2-2.

In the off-season the Coyotes made a major trade sending Max Domi to the Canadiens for Alex Galchenyuk. With Domi’s hot start to the season it seemed one side, but since the beginning of the calendar year, Galchenyuk has 16 points in his last 22 games, for second in team scoring, right behind Clayton Keller who is in the middle of a terrible slump. Keller has nine points in his last 22 games, and hasn’t scored a goal in 13 games.

Of note, Darcy Kuemper has started nine of the last 11 games for the Coyotes and is expected to start this one as well.

Jets vs. Coyotes Prediction

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