Fantasy Picks and Betting Odds: Carolina Hurricanes vs the Winnipeg Jets

The Carolina Hurricanes are back in action tonight looking to keep their playoff hopes alive thanks to a few certain guys.

Three points in two games for the Carolina Hurricanes has them still in wild card contention. Tonight is the Canes last game before the All-Star break where we will send Jaccob Slavin to Saint Louis for a few days. Two points almost seem necessary tonight.

Actually, two points are necessary tonight. With Philly, Columbus, Pitt, and the Isles all playing as well before the All-Star break the Canes need to win to maintain control of their destiny.

We saw some good, and a little bad, last game. But let’s focus on the positives from last game and what they mean tonight for a win on the ice and in fantasy.

Andrei Svechnikov
F Boy Wonder

RALEIGH, NC – JANUARY 17: Andrei Svechnikov #37 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates for position on the ice during an NHL game against the Anaheim Ducks on January 17, 2020 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)

Finally! Svechnikov’s first goal in 7 games. This was much needed. Since his last goal in the loss to Tampa, Svechnikov had 1 point, an assist, in 6 games. With the drought ending last game and a shoot out goal we can start to lean on the star again.

Now this is the Canes last game before the break, why not give it all you got. I’m sure this is what Rod and Justin are going to be preaching in the locker room. And the Canes handled the Jets last time so it’s time to run the score up.

Canes need this confidence boost heading to All-Star week, and it’ll start with boy wonder, Svechnikov tonight.

Nino Niederreiter
F He's Back

RALEIGH, NC – JANUARY 19: Carolina Hurricanes Right Wing Nino Niederreiter (21) steps into a shot during an NHL game between the Carolina Hurricanes and New York Islanders on January 19, 2020 at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. (Photo by John McCreary/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Yes he might not have scored last game but a point is a point. And even an assist is 2 points in fantasy.

Before this game Nino had one point, albeit a goal, in 9 games. Man Nino needed any sort of confidence boost.

Ever since Rod decided to redo the lines by the old enie-mine-mini-mo method, Nino has showed out. He knows he needs to dig deep after being put to the 4th line. He got a point and to get one tonight and start a streak would be huge. Bank on it, he’s back.

Justin Williams

RALEIGH, NC – JANUARY 19: Justin Williams #14 of the Carolina Hurricanes salutes the fans during a Storm Surge on Military Appreciation Night following an NHL game against the New York Islanders on January 19, 2020 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)

OH BOY DAD IS BACK!!! Yes he didn’t score or have any points last game but you can’t write a better script. This man put Raleigh back on the hockey map and finally returns to play and does what? Scores the game winner in the 8th frame of SO before Riemer seals the deal. You can’t make this stuff up.

But back to reality. The SO goal doesn’t count as a point in hockey or fantasy but it’s a start. Justin was very fast and tough all game. It really seemed like he never stopped playing at this level. Many great shifts rushing the puck, back checking, and making the smart pass. He scores tonight, bank it.

Carolina Hurricanes Betting Odds and Lines

Let’s Get Statistical

  • Record: 28-18-3
  • On the road: 12-10-2
  • At Home: 16-8-1
  • Against current .500 or better teams: 17-11-1
  • Against current .499 or worse teams: 11-7-2

Be sure to check out the betting odds and lines on The Action Network for tonight’s game:

The Canes need this one, and need the rest to come after. The thing is, Winnipeg has a game tomorrow night as well, while this is the canes last before the break. Canes give it all they got in a blow out for the fans tonight. 4-1 Canes win.

Question for CC Readers: Who scores first tonight?

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