NHL Betting: Winnipeg Jets To Fly Past The Vancouver Canucks


It promises to be another tough night for Vancouver, writes Unibet ice hockey expert Mike Fuller...


Boston Bruins 2.25, the Tie 3.65, Montreal Canadiens 2.85 – BET and WATCH live on Unibet TV from 23.35 GMT

Always a dynamite Original Six matchup whatever the circumstances but Montreal need to act quickly to have any chance of reigning against the Bruins, who have powered to five straight.

A tough West Coast road trip isn't a reason to get too down on the Canadiens even though their last two defeats were heavy and in a game like this at Bell Centre they can't fail to compete. Against Eastern clubs their record is even better too.

In two games as a Hab there have been no points for Thomas Vanek as part of a unit with Tomas Plekanec and Brian Gionta but they will surely come, consensus agreed they almost stole him from New York and the Austrian instantly became their leading point scorer on arrival.

The fact Montreal have beaten the Bruins twice already this season tempted me to look their way, however their rivals are up to 10 road games without losing in regulation and have started scoring at a scary rate when combined with their very good defence. Go big and back them over the handicap for 3.45.

 

Vancouver Canucks 2.75, the Tie 3.80, Winnipeg Jets 2.25 – BET and WATCH live on Unibet TV from 23.35 GMT

Not a lot is going right for Vancouver at the moment.

Some strange moves at the trade deadline made many question what their aims for this season actually are. Roberto Luongo is gone and it was strongly reported that only an intervention from the ownership stopped Ryan Kesler from being traded too.

On the ice they were blitzed 7-4 by the NY Islanders two nights ago and have two wins in the past 14 games, taking just road games it's worse still with seven losses in a row scoring just 8 goals throughout that.

Winnipeg are now alongside them on 68 points but occupy 10th in the West by virtue of playing a game less, although they've cooled off somewhat from the hot streak after their coaching change and haven't won in four their problems don't appear to be as drastic.

Big Dustin Byfuglien had two goals in the somewhat positive OT loss to Colorado on Monday and his presence around the net could disrupt an already shaken Eddie Lack, with less than 30 NHL games under his belt the responsibility of being a starter hasn't brought out the best in the Swede so far but he is more than capable of turning it around.

The Canucks are a team to seriously avoid right now so I'll take Winnipeg to chalk up a much needed win.


Best Bet: Winnipeg Jets to win at 2.25