Photo: flickr Writer: Jimmy Gold
On Wednesday in the NHL, we've got a match-up between the Arizona Coyotes and the Winnipeg Jets. The Arizona Coyotes are coming off a 1-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Monday. Radim Vrbata scored in the second period. Radim Vrbata has been an effective player with 9 goals and 18 assists this season.
Ondrej Pavelec will try to be a brick wall in net for the Winnipeg Jets. He was bad last year with a 0 GAA over 0 appearances.
Mike Smith should start in net for this game. His team gave him a moderate workload in his last game, allowing 3 goals on 27 shots. He has posted a 3.27 GAA and 0.895 SV% in his last 6 games against the Winnipeg Jets.
Paul Maurice can't be happy with his team's defensive play this season, allowing 30 shots against while generating 28. The Winnipeg Jets have been so-so at home, posting a 11-9-1 record. The Arizona Coyotes have gone 5-12-4 on the road. The Winnipeg Jets have gone 4-7 when playing Western-Pacific opponents this season. The Arizona Coyotes have gone 4-13 when playing Western-Central opponents this season. The Winnipeg Jets have been pedestrian when taking on poor teams, with a 13-10 record this season. The Winnipeg Jets have been lackluster when playing a bad team, posting 13 wins and 10 losses.
All of the value in this line is on the road club. Side with the Arizona Coyotes here.
Game Time: 7:35 PM ET
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