Winnipeg Jets vs. Carolina Hurricanes: NHL Odds, Prediction

David Bastl | Updated Mar 04, 2018

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Sebastian Aho and the Carolina Hurricanes have a tough test in front of them with Jets in town today.

Winnipeg
52-20-8-2
AT
March 04, 2018, 7:00 PM ET
PNC Arena
Carolina
36-35-8-3
Puckline -1.5 +210
Moneyline -130
Over / Under o +5.5

86%

Betting Action

14%

Puckline +1.5 -260
Moneyline +105
Over / Under u +5.5

86%

Betting Action

14%

These next 10 days will be critical to the season of the Winnipeg Jets. Sunday marks the start of the team’s longest road trip of the season, with six games in 10 nights. Currently, five of their six opponents are holding on to postseason positions. Game No. 1 is Sunday evening in Carolina.

Jets vs. Hurricanes Betting Analysis

These two teams met at the beginning of the season (Oct. 14) with the Jets scoring a 2-1 win on home ice. The two franchises have met 88 times in their history. The Hurricanes hold the edge, with a 41-33-4-9 record. Since the start of the 2014 season, the Jets have a record of 5-4 against the Hurricanes. Head to head the home team in this series is 4-0 in the last four meetings, and the under is 5-0 in the last five games played in Carolina.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets started off the month of March with a victory over the Detroit Red Wings Friday night. Patrik Laine scored two goals in the win, and now has 33 for the season. Laine has been hot as of late, with eight goals and five assists in his last seven games. His new line with Nikolaj Ehlers and trade deadline pick-up Paul Stastny are starting to gel and form a good unit.

Connor Hellebuyck is expected to start this game against the Hurricanes; it will be his 52nd start of the year. He has 33 wins on the season and became just the fifth Michigan-born goaltender to post 30 wins in an NHL season. Ryan Miller holds the single-season wins record by a Michigan-born goaltender with 41 wins set during the 2009-10 season when he was a member of the Buffalo Sabres. This game marks the start of five in a row against Metropolitan division opponents. So far this season, the Jets are 6-3-2 against that division.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes enter this game winners of two straight with victories against Flyers and Devils on back to back nights. When they enter play on this Sunday, they hold the last wild card spot in the Eastern Conference, and every game is an important one for the squad.

In a surprising move, Cam Ward played in the back to back situation, for the first time this season. He stopped 46 of 48 shots he faced, and don’t be surprised if Head Coach Bill Peters continued with the hot hand and started Ward against the Jets. “Guy coming off back-to-back wins, I think he’d look at you sideways a little bit if you didn’t go back to him after a day off,” Peters told the Hurricanes official website. Of note, Teuvo Teravainen and Sebastian Aho have combined for 19 points (9 goals, 10 assists) in their last 11 games.

Jets vs. Hurricanes Prediction

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