Winnipeg Jets vs. Ottawa Senators Prediction, NHL Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated May 03, 2021

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The Winnipeg Jets have hit the skids at the worst possible time as they carry a six-game losing streak into Monday’s encounter with the red-hot Ottawa Senators.

Winnipeg
28-22-1-2
AT
May 03, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
Canadian Tire Centre
Ottawa
22-27-4-1
Puckline -1.5 +164
Moneyline -162
Over / Under o +6

74%

Betting Action

26%

Puckline +1.5 -197
Moneyline +135
Over / Under u +6

74%

Betting Action

26%

Once a legitimate challenger for top spot in the North Division, the Jets have slipped to third place and are just two points ahead of the fourth-place Montreal Canadiens. And while they’ve dominated the head-to-head series with Ottawa this season, the Senators have looked far superior in recent games.

Jets vs. Senators 5/3/21 Betting Analysis

The Jets are comfortably favoured in the ninth of 10 meetings between the teams, and will be looking to improve upon their 5-2-1 SU record vs. the Senators so far in 2020-21. But the Senators are not going quietly into the offseason, having one a red-hot 6-2-1 over their previous nine games (including a hard-fought two-game split with Winnipeg in mid-April). Bettors aren’t buying it, with 82 percent of Sports Interaction customers taking the Jets.

The total is a much more divisive play, with just a 56 percent majority siding with the U6 at -115 (with the O6 priced at -105). And the previous regular-season meetings between these teams won’t offer much help, with the sides having averaged exactly six goals per game in those eight outings. The Senators have been a superior Under play in recent weeks, having gone 7-13 O/U over their previous 20 contests (and a red-hot 10-2 to the Under in their last 12 at home).

Winnipeg Jets

Things are getting progressively worse for the reeling Jets, who have failed to earn a single point over their last six games and are in danger of having to face the Toronto Maple Leafs in the opening round of the postseason. Winnipeg squandered a pair of two-goal leads in its previous loss to Montreal, and while many with the team are downplaying the struggles, forward Paul Stastny put it bluntly: “I think everyone’s got a little cheat in their game (right now).”

Ottawa Senators

The Sens are no longer a free two-point square for opposing teams – and that’s a heartening development for a team that began the shortened season with an abominable 2-14-1 record. Still, old habits die hard – and one particularly frustrating peeve came back to bite Ottawa last time out, as it squandered a two-goal advantage in a 3-2 overtime loss to Montreal. The Senators rank 24th in the NHL in win rate when leading after two periods (.813).

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