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Jets vs Canucks 01/27/22- Exploring pre-game betting

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Angus Hout
10 months ago
On Jan. 25, the Winnipeg Jets dropped their fifth straight game to the Florida Panthers, losing 5-3. The game was entertaining, to say the least, but goaltender @Connor Hellebuyck’s puck mismanagement and his defence’s ineffectiveness proved costly. 
On the betting front, I went 2-for-6 on the night. That seems to be the average this season in the betting world. Can the Jets snap this five-game losing streak? Or will Bruce Boudreau and the Vancouver Canucks find a way to steal one at Canada Life Centre? 
Only time will tell.

What You Need to Know About the Jets

This season, the Jets feature a below-average 17-15-7 record and have only secured 52.6 per cent of available points. Over their five-game losing skid, this club has been outscored 18-12 during this troubling span. 
Hellebuyck will be making his 13th straight start in this contest. Thus far, he’s started 33 games and has posted a 14-13-6 record, a 2.87 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage.
Winnipeg will be without @Nikolaj Ehlers (lower-body), @Dylan DeMelo (lower-body), @Logan Stanley (upper-body), @Dylan Samberg (upper-body), @Dominic Toninato (Covid-19) and @Josh Morrissey (COVID-19). Additionally, @Johnathan Kovacevic will make his NHL debut against Vancouver.
As has been the case for most of this season, @Kyle Connor leads the Jets in goals (23), assists (19) and points (42).
The last time the Jets and Canucks faced off was on Dec. 10, where Vancouver won 4-3 in a shootout – that was also the same game when captain @Blake Wheeler got injured.
Finally, forward @Adam Lowry deserves a shoutout for playing in his 500th career NHL game.

What You Need to Know About the Canucks

The Canucks are also struggling, having dropped each of their last three games while being outscored 8-4 in the process. In addition, this franchise owns an 18-19-5 record and 41 points, tying them with the Jets in that department, however, they feature three games in hand. 
While goaltenders @Thatcher Demko and @Jaroslav Halak have been cleared from COVID-19 protocol, @Spencer Martin is expected to start Thursday. In his two games this season, Martin holds a 0-0-2 record, a 1.86 goals-against average and a .952 save percentage.  
The Canucks will be without @Brandon Stutter (COVID-related), @Travis Hamonic (lower-body), @Tanner Pearson (COVID-19) and @Bo Horvat (COVID-19).
@J.T. Miller leads Vancouver in points(40), Horvat leads in goals (13) and @Quinn Hughes leads in assists (30). 

Betting on Thursday’s Game

I’m betting with PointsBet and so should you!
Moneyline: Canucks win at +150.
Over/Under Goals: Total score exceeds 5.5 goals at -115.
Risky business: Lowry scores anytime at +475.
Easy Money: Connor scores over 1.5 points at +180.
Parlay: New York Islander ML, Anaheim Ducks ML, and New York Rangers ML at +357.
Prop Bet: There’ll be an empty-net goal scored at +200.
Good luck and happy betting! 

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