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Winnipeg Jets vs Vancouver Canucks 02/21/2021 Analysis, Results and Hockey Betting
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Winnipeg Jets vs Vancouver Canucks 02/21/2021 – The Winnipeg Jets played spoilers on Friday after they kept the Vancouver Canucks scoreless in their very own home ice for a 2-0 win. Game two of the back-to-back takes place on Saturday still at the Rogers Arena as the visitors try to complete a sweep of the Canucks, who continue to struggle 21 games into their season. The second straight North battle on ice will cap a four-match schedule for the NHL on Sunday that will be televised live on RSNP with streaming also available on NHL.TV. Top online sportsbooks predict a close game between both teams with the hosts having the slight edge in the moneyline market at -111. The forecast on the total lines, which is at almost pick ‘em at over/under 6.5, suggests that the teams could pick up the pace offensively after a low-scoring game last timeout.
Winnipeg Jets vs Vancouver Canucks 02/21/2021
When: Sunday, February 21, 10:00 PM ET
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
Winnipeg Jets vs Vancouver Canucks 02/21/2021 Betting Odds:
The Winnipeg Jets took solo third place in the North Division standings after Friday’s victory against the Canucks. That also placed them above .500 in their assignments away from home, now winning four of seven road games. The win against Vancouver was not a surprise for most fans. Over the last several years, Winnipeg has proven to be a thorn on the side of their division rivals, winning 11 of the last 12 meetings, including six in a row at the latter’s home arena. The recent 2-0 victory sums up how it has become a one-sided affair in favor of the Jets as most of the results seem to point to a common denominator – Winnipeg’s stifling defense. In their last 17 meetings, the Jets have allowed just 1.47 goals per game for Vancouver while shutting them out five times en route to a 15-2-0 resounding advantage. The Jets’ commitment on the defensive end whilst facing the Canucks has earned the team the leverage to be steps ahead in their matchup. Sunday’s second straight game should be a test if they could sustain the same effort or if the hosts could finally solve their suffocating resistance.
Players to watch: M. Scheifele C (G 9, A 14, PTS 23), N. Ehlers LW (G 10, A 8, PTS 18), K. Connor LW (G 8, A 8, PTS 16).
Facing the Jets is like a curse for the Canucks. Friday’s scoreless finish was just the latest in the extended series of punishments that Vancouver is getting from Winnipeg. To make things worse, the loss likewise served them their eighth loss in 10 games as they were stuck at second to last in the North Division race. Scoring has been a challenge for the Canucks, especially against a top-notch barrier that is the Jets’ defense. The numbers are obviously against them, but there is no substitute in the belief that underdog stories exist. Belief must be the first order of business entering Sunday’s showdown. Once they figure out the formula in trusting the team, then winning must just be around the corner. After all, the odds say that they are not too far behind in scoring a bounce-back victory at home. A recent record may not be on their side, but the Canucks will be ready to play and split the back-to-back games.
Players to watch: B. Boeser RW G 12 A 9 PTS 21, Q. Hughes D G 2 A 18 PTS 20, J.T. Miller C G 4 A 12 PTS 16
Winnipeg Jets vs Vancouver Canucks Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Winnipeg’s last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vancouver’s last 7 games.
Jets vs Canucks Betting Picks
Throw away the three-year-old stats sheet. The Canucks will protect home ice this time and come away with a hard-fought victory against the Jets to split the two-game virtual series at the Rogers Arena. Expect the hosts to be aggressive on their attack as the Jets are about to get caught on an off-night. Take advantage of the value on the NHL Odds for Vancouver in the spread and moneyline markets. After a scoreless outing last Friday, back them up for a furious comeback this time.
Score Prediction: Jets 1, Canucks 3.