Calgary Flames vs Winnipeg Jets NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 5/5/21

The Winnipeg Jets and the Calgary Flames meet in NHL action from the Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday night.

The Winnipeg Jets will try to bounce back from a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Ottawa Senators in their last game. Mark Scheifele leads the Jets in scoring with 55 points including 19 goals and a team-high 36 assists while Kyle Connor has 44 points split between a team-high 22 goals and 22 assists. Andrew Copp and Blake Wheeler each have 37 points with double-digit goal and assist tallies and Neal Pionk has 30 points with 27 assists. As a team, Winnipeg is averaging 3 goals on 29.7 shots with a 24% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.8 goals on 30.7 shots with a 79.6% success rate on the penalty kill.

The Calgary Flames will look to bounce back from a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Edmonton Oilers in their last game. Elias Lindholm leads the Flames in scoring with 43 points including 17 goals and a team-high 26 assists while Johnny Gaudreau has 39 points with a team-high 18 goals and 21 assists. Matthew Tkachuk’s got 34 points with 10 goals and 24 assists with 134 shots on goal while Sean Monahan and Andrew Mangiapane each have double-digit goal and assist marks while Mikael Backlund has 27 points with 19 assists. As a team, Calgary is averaging 2.7 goals on 29.8 shots with a 19.9% success rate on the PP while allowing 2.8 goals on 28.7 shots with an 80.8% success rate killing off penalties this season.

Winnipeg is 0-7 in their last 7 games overall and 0-4 in their last 4 games as an underdog while the over is 9-3-2 in their last 14 games as a road underdog. Calgary is 3-7 in their last 10 games as a favorite and 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record. The under is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.

Realistically, the Jets can’t keep losing forever and they need to pick up wins here and there to build up some momentum with the playoffs just around the corner. However, until the Jets show us signs of life, they’re pretty much unbackable in their current from. Calgary is at least picking up victories here and there and the Flames are running out of time to make up ground on Montreal for the last playoff spot in the North division. I’ll take my chances with the Flames at home in this one.

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