The Winnipeg Jets (32-16-2) and Columbus Blue Jackets (28-18-3) meet at Bell MTS Place on Thursday evening.
The Jets were last in action on Tuesday evening when they secured a 4-3 shootout win at the Boston Bruins, with Kyle Connor scoring twice in addition to the shootout decider.
The Jets are currently averaging 3.40 Goals per Game, which leaves them 6th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 2.78 Goals per Game, which also places them 6th overall. On an individual basis, Mark Scheifele has 25 goals at present, while Blake Wheeler has registered 53 assists to date.
The Blue Jackets last game was also on Tuesday evening, when they went down to a 5-4 loss on home-ice against the Buffalo Sabres for a third straight defeat.
The Blue Jackets are averaging 3.22 Goals per Game at present, which puts them 9th in the overall NHL standings. From a defensive viewpoint they are currently allowing 3.06 Goals per Game, which places them tied 18th overall as things stand. On an individual basis, Cam Atkinson has scored 28 goals to date, while Artemi Panarin has recorded 36 assists.
Both of these teams have suffered a dip in form of late, but with home-ice advantage and a superior overall record this season, the Winnipeg Jets have to be the predictions to win this game and they are therefore the tips on the Money Line betting odds to prevail here.
Pick: Money Line – Winnipeg Jets @ -150 (888sport)