Stadium: Canada Life Centre (Winnipeg)
One of the biggest surprises of the start of the season, the San Jose Sharks will play another game in Winnipeg. The Sharks’ injured list is still full, but that didn’t stop them from beating a very strong Calgary side in the last game, for instance. Will the Jets be unable to outplay the bleeding Sharks? We’ll pick a few options to bet on at once.Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Winnipeg have lost two important games in a row
Hardly a single game in the regular season can be considered fully important, but some matches stand out. They may be called indicators, as their results allow you to gauge the team’s current level. The Jets lost two such indicator games on the eve of their home game against San Jose.
First, Paul Maurice’s team could do nothing against the defensive build-up of one of the main Stanley Cup challengers from the East, the New York Islanders, 0-2. And then they lost to their main Pacific Division rival, along with Colorado, the St Louis Blues, 2-3 in a shootout. It looks like the Jets have yet to roll into the season.
San Jose’s willing to play an eight-man roster
No matter how many key players are still out, Bob Boughner’s team not only isn’t floundering, it’s holding its own after 12 games in the Pacific Division’s top-4.
Before the trip to Winnipeg, the Sharks surprised once again, defeating one of the strongest teams in the league, the Calgary Flames, 4-1 away. Although it’s hard to believe, it seems the Sharks have decided to make a bid for contentious status. The match in Winnipeg is another chance for the Sharks to convince themselves of their intentions.
Expert Betting Tips
Winnipeg are unlikely to lose to San Jose for the third time this season. Just out of self-respect, the Jets will surely do their best to take revenge on their offender. Despite two straight exemplary losses, there’s no doubt Winnipeg remain one of the league’s best teams at the moment. The Sharks might bounce back and even clinch a draw in regulation time, but they’re unlikely to take their third meeting in the league from the Jets.
The prediction is a win for Winnipeg.
- 1X and Total Over 4.5 for 2.12;
- W1 and Total Over 5.5 for 2.80;
- Correct score 4-3 for 13.00.