Winnipeg Jets vs Ottawa Senators 02/20/2020 Previews, NHL Odds and Betting Picks
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Winnipeg Jets vs Ottawa Senators 02/20/2020 – Dylan DeMelo was traded away by Ottawa for a 2020 third-round pick to Winnipeg. And as if fate wants to play games, his debut as a Jet oddly happens against his former team as Winnipeg visits the Senators inside the Canadian Tire Center on Thursday, just two days after the consummation of the swap deal. DeMelo will be on the favored side this time as the Jets are tagged to have a higher chance of winning this game on the road, priced at -140, based on the latest update in the NHL Betting Odds while the Senators are underdogs at home with a +120 money line price.
Winnipeg Jets vs Ottawa Senators 02/20/2020
When: Thursday, February 20, 7:30 PM ET
Where: Canadian Tire Center, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Winnipeg Jets vs Ottawa Senators 02/20/2020 Betting Odds:
While everyone is interested to see how DeMelo is going to play with a chip of his shoulder facing his former squad, this team still has a bigger mission in mind more than the drama. It is desperation mode for Winnipeg Jets as the team continues to be in pursuit of a top-three spot in the Central Division. Currently, at fourth with a 31-25-5 record, the Jets are two wins and six points removed from the registered tally by the Colorado Avalanche who sit in third place.
Players to watch: Mark Scheifele (GP 61, G 29, A 32, PTS 61), Kyle Connor (GP 61, G 23, A 38, PTS 61), Patrik Laine (GP 59, G 27, A 31, PTS 56)
The torrid offensive showcase of Jean-Gabriel Pageau carries on for the Senators. He now leads the club in total points, mustering 40 in total built around 24 goals (also a team-best), and 16 assists. But Ottawa needs more contribution from the rest of the team, especially with their position in jeopardy being in a rather deep hole in the Eastern Conference. The team has gained some positive grip by winning their last two outings, this after losing all but one of their previous eight. Anthony Ducalair and Brady Tkachuk will have to launch their usual offensive exploits to help Ottawa extend their mini-winning run.
Players to watch: Anthony Duclair (GP 59, G 22, A 15, PTS 37), Jean-Gabriel Pageau (GP 58, G 24, A 16, PTS 40), Brady Tkachuk (GP 60, G 18, A 20, PTS 38).
Winnipeg Jets vs Ottawa Senators Betting Predictions
Jets are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
Over is 6-1 in Senators last 7 games following a win.
Jets vs Senators Betting Picks
Dylan DeMelo will have his measure of vengeance on Thursday as the Jets will manhandle his former team with a resounding win. The Senators will be halted from their tracks as their momentum-seeking winning streak will end at just two, in the process improving Winnipeg’s winning record on the road.
Score Prediction: Jets 4, Senators 2.