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Canucks vs Jets November 8 Pick: Canucks Underdogs After Consecutive Losses as They Head Into Winnipeg

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Captain Bo Horvat leads the Canucks into Winnipeg looking to avenge back to back losses. Photo by Orlandkurtenbach (Wiki Commons) [CC License]
  • Vancouver lands in Winnipeg as the underdog at +112 on Friday night
  • Canucks have now lost two straight against Chicago and St Louis after starting the season 9-3-3
  • Winnipeg will be without Brian Little after he suffered a perforated eardrum against the New Jersey Devils

The Vancouver Canucks will be gunning for a victory when they visit Winnipeg. Canucks vs Jets odds place the Canucks as short road underdogs tonight at the Bell MTS Center.

Vancouver Canucks vs Winnipeg Jets Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Vancouver Canucks +1.5 (-225) +112 O 6.5 (+104)
Winnipeg Jets -1.5 (+195) -124 U 6.5(-115)

Odds taken Nov. 8

The Vancouver Canucks head into Winnipeg fresh off a 5-2 loss against Chicago. They are looking to bounce back after losses to the St. Louis Blues and Blackhawks.

Canucks Riding Hot Offence and Timely Scoring

The Canucks lost in Chicago for the first time in regulation since October 19th in New Jersey. With a 9-4-3 record, they are currently 2nd in the Pacific Division tied with the Vegas Golden Knights with 21 points. They have a goal differential of +15 with 56 goals for and 41 against and are 5-2-3 in their last 10.

Elias Pettersson continues his superstar play with 20 points already after winning the Calder Trophy last season. He currently sits 7th in league scoring behind Alex Ovechkin. Brock Boeser and JT Miller each have 16 points while Quinn Hughes leads all Canuck defensemen with 11 points.

Little-less Jets Dealt a Major Injury Blow

Winnipeg received a major blow with the loss of Brian Little on Tuesday against the Devils. Little left in the third period of the Jets tilt against New Jersey after taking a shot in the ear. Little suffered a concussion in pre-season and missed the start of the regular season but had five points in seven games.

Little also has a huge impact on the defensive side of things as he has sacrificed his own point production playing with Patrik Laine and Nikolaj Ehlers. As a center, he is first back in the defensive zone to manage the puck and bail out his teammates.

Maurice will Split Scheifele and Wheeler Against Canucks

Head Coach Paul Maurice will have to split Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler, something he did not want to do. Wheeler will be centering Ehlers and Jack Roslovic on the second line, while Scheifele is flanked by Laine and Kyle Connor on the top unit against the Canucks.

The Jets are currently 4th in the tough Central Division behind the Blues, Predators and Avalanche. They have an 8-7-1 record in 16 games but are 4-5-1 in their past 10 and have a goal differential of -7 with 44 goals scored and 51 against.

It’s the first time the Jets and Canucks have faced off this season. The Canucks have a 13-15 all-time record against the Jets scoring 76 goals against allowing 83. Head to head last season, The Jets held the edge in play over the Canucks winning all three games by a combined score of 11-4.

With back-to-back losses in games in back-to-back nights it’s going to be tough for the Canucks heading into Winnipeg. They’re being tested again as their schedule gets tougher and they have to show they can rise to the occasion.

Pick the Jets at (-124)

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