Ottawa Senators vs. Winnipeg Jets Prediction, NHL Odds

David Bastl | Updated Feb 07, 2020

Connor Hellebuyck, Jets, 2019

The big story as it has been all season long has been the play of Connor Hellebuyck. In his last three starts, he was the game’s first star twice; the other start, the second star.

Ottawa
25-34-7-5
AT
February 08, 2020, 2:00 PM ET
Bell MTS Place
Winnipeg
37-28-4-2
Puckline +1.5 -165
Moneyline +160
Over / Under o +6

16%

Betting Action

84%

Puckline -1.5 +145
Moneyline -192
Over / Under u +6

16%

Betting Action

84%

The Senators and Jets officially kick off Hockey Day in Canada with a matinee contest from Winnipeg.

The Jets will have a busy weekend schedule with games on Saturday and Sunday, while the Senators start a quick two-game road trip.

Senators vs. Jets Betting Analysis

The Jets enter this game with the Senators winners of three of their last five games. However, Ottawa has knocked off the Jets in the last two contests. Four of the last five games have gone over the number.

Surprisingly over the last seven plus years, the Sens have had some success in Winnipeg with a 7-2 record in the last nine games in the Manitoba capital.

The Jets have been very average on home ice this season with a 12-12-2-1 record, while the Sens have been dismal with a 6-15-3-2 mark as the visitor.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators currently sit second last in the Eastern Conference and although the season still has 28 games remaining, the team is out of the playoff hunt.

They enter this game with the Jets with a 2-3-5 mark in their last 10 games and losers of four- straight games. In those four losses, the team has struggled to score goals with just seven recorded over that time.

Their most recent loss was a 4-1 setback to the Avalanche on Thursday night. Now they face another Central division team in the Jets. In seven games this season against the Central, they are 1-5-1.

Lack of scoring has been a tendency with this team throughout the season. The Sens have six players with at least 30 points, but no Ottawa player finds himself inside the NHL’s top 100 point producers. Connor Brown and Anthony Duclair lead the team in scoring with 34 points each

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets are 2-1-1 since returning from the All-Star break, and both of those victories were against the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues only five days apart.

On Thursday, the Jets knocked off the Blues 4-2 in St. Louis as rookie Jansen Harkins scored his first NHL goal (also added an assist) and Andrew Copp chipped with a goal and an assist as well.

Patrik Laine scored his 20 th of the season and now has goals in five of his last seven games. Nikolaj Ehlers scored his 19 th of the season and his first goal since January 8.

The big story as it has been all season long was the play of Connor Hellebuyck. For the second time in his last three starts, he was the game’s first star; prior to that he was the second star.

Of note, defenceman Luca Sbisa blocked a shot on the knee in the second period and did not return to the game. His status is not known for Saturday. The team has recalled forward Andrei Chisbisov from the Moose. In 46 games, he has seven goals and 17 assists.

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