Winnipeg Jets vs Calgary Flames Match Preview & Betting Odds 2018/19

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The Winnipeg Jets (24-10-2) meet the Calgary Flames (22-12-3) at Bell MTS Place on Thursday evening, in a game between the current leading teams in the Central Division and Pacific Division.

The Jets narrowly saw off the Vancouver Canucks on the road in their last game before the short Christmas break, with Mark Scheifele scoring the only goal of the game late in the 3rd Period.

The Jets are currently averaging 3.53 Goals per Game, which puts them up in 4th position in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are also impressive, allowing just 2.78 Goals per Game, leaving them 6th overall.

Individually, Patrik Laine has 23 goals to his name for the Jets while, alongside Mikko Rantanen of the Colorado Avalanche, Blake Wheeler has contributed more NHL assists than any other player, with 43.

The Jets are currently averaging 3.53 Goals per Game, which puts them up in 4th position in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are also impressive, allowing just 2.78 Goals per Game, leaving them 6th overall.

Individually, Patrik Laine has 23 goals to his name for the Jets while, alongside Mikko Rantanen of the Colorado Avalanche, Blake Wheeler has contributed more NHL assists than any other player, with 43.

The Christmas break possibly came at a good time for the Flames, coming as it did on the back of three straight losses, the latest of which was a 3-1 home-ice defeat to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday afternoon.

The Flames are averaging 3.43 Goals per Game at present, which leaves them 6th in the overall NHL rankings. Defensively they are currently only allowing 2.73 Goals per Game, which puts them in 4th position overall. On an individual player basis, Sean Monahan has scored 21 goals for the Flames this season, while Johnny Gaudreau has contributed 32 assists.

These home-ice advantage and current form edges our NHL betting predictions towards the Jets to win this game and they are therefore the pick on the Money Line odds to claim the points.