The Winnipeg Jets (40-25-4) meet the Calgary Flames (43-20-7) at Bell MTS Place on Saturday evening.
The Jets faced the Boston Bruins on home-ice on Thursday evening, with their last result before that being a 5-4 loss on home-ice against the San Jose Sharks in a game that swung one way then the other throughout.
The Jets are currently averaging 3.40 Goals per Game, leaving them 6th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 2.96 Goals per Game (14th overall). Mark Scheifele has scored 32 goals to date, while Blake Wheeler has provided 64 assists this season.
The Flames were in action on home-ice against the New York Rangers on Friday evening, while they were also on home-ice against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday evening in a remarkable game that they ended up winning 9-4, despite trailing 4-3 going into the 3rd Period when they turned things around with a late goal blitz.
At present, the Flames are averaging 3.49 Goals per Game (4th overall), while they are allowing 2.83 Goals per Game (10th overall). Johnny Gaudreau is the main source of goals and assists for the Flames in the current campaign, with 30 and 54 respectively.
With regards to our predictions, this is a tough call between two teams destined for the playoffs and who both have genuine Stanley Cup aspirations. Home-ice advantage could give the Jets the edge, but the Flames have better form of late and that momentum makes them the tips on the Money Line betting odds to win this game.
Pick: Money Line – Calgary Flames