Don't miss out on the NHL showdown between the Jets and Ducks. The game is starting at 10:00 ET on ESPN+, and it's hosted by the Ducks at Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. Get ready to place your bets! The Jets come into this Western conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 6 goals.

WINNIPEG JETS VS ANAHEIM DUCKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Anaheim Ducks +1.5

This game will be played at Honda Center at 10:00 ET on Friday, January 5th.

WHY BET THE ANAHEIM DUCKS:

  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Ducks winning this game by a score of 4-3.
  • We like the Ducks on the moneyline (+156)
  • The Ducks are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can Winnipeg Live Up to the Hype on the Road?

So far this season, the Jets have an overall record of 24-9-4. Currently, they are 11-4-2 on the road, and carry a two game road win streak into the game. They are currently positioned 2nd in the Western Central division and 2nd in the Western conference.

Against the puck line, Winnipeg is 22-15. Their road puck line record so far is 9-8 while sitting 13-7 at home against the puckline. For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Winnipeg is 5.8. The season's average over/under line is currently at 6.2. The Jets come in with an over/under record of 14-18-5.

Across the Jets last three road games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 1. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 0-3, while going 2-1 straight-up.

Offensively, the Jets come into the game at 3.3 goals per contest placing 12th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 16th position in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Jets offense is 23rd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 17th in the NHL.

The leading scorer for Winnipeg's offense is Kyle Connor. Coming into the game he has 17 goals, ranking 23rd in the NHL. Connor also comes into the game with 11 assists.

Coming into the game, the Ducks' defense is 24th in takeaways at 6 takeaways per contest. Overall, they are giving up 3.2 goals per game which is 8th in the NHL.

Heading into this matchup vs. Anaheim, goalie Laurent Brossoit has started nine games in this season. His current record is 5-3, and his save percentage stands at 0.39215686274509803%.

Is a Home Win Possible for the Ducks?

This season, the Ducks have a mark of 13-24-1. When going on the road, Anaheim has a record of 7-9-0 record, while they are 6-15-1 at their home arena. Their current record places them 7th in the Western Pacific division and 14th in the Western conference.

Analyzing their performance against the puck line, Anaheim has a 21-16 record. On the road they are 10-6 against the puck line, while their overall home performance is11-10. The average goal total for Anaheim's games is sitting at 5.9. The average over/under line for the season is 6.4. The Ducks come in with an over/under record of 16-19-2.

Anaheim has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

On offense, the Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game which is 29th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 27th in the league. In terms of the Ducks' offense during power plays, they are 19th in power play goals and 12th in shorthanded goals.

Anaheim's leading goal scorer is Frank Vatrano. So far this season, he has 18 goals, placing him 19th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Vatrano has 9 assists this season.

The Ducks' defense comes into the game with a ranking of 24th in takeaways and an average of 6 takeaways per contest. They hold 8th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.2 goals given up per game.

Goalie John Gibson comes into the game having made 23 starts this season. So far, his record is 7-15 and he has a save percentage of 0.8725490196078431%.