Jets, Canucks both underdogs on Tuesday NHL odds slate

San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture (39) scores a goal past Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

The Winnipeg Jets will be looking to extend their lead atop the Central Division standings when they visit the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night as +100 underdogs on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Winnipeg is coming off a pair of weekend victories, including Sunday’s 1-0 blanking of Vancouver as -212 home chalk, and takes a narrow one-point lead in the Central Division standings over second-place Nashville into Tuesday’s betting matchup.

The Jets are enjoying a 10-3-2 run but have been a major road disappointment of late, going 4-7-4 in their past 15 away games. The Winnipeg offence was limited to two or fewer goals in 10 of those outings.

Victories against San Jose have also been scarce for the Jets. Winnipeg recorded a 4-1 home win over the Sharks as a -146 bet on Jan. 7, but is 2-5-0 in the past seven meetings.

The Sharks return home as -125 betting favourites after pounding Anaheim 6-2 as +147 road underdogs on Sunday in their fifth win in the past six games. San Jose has also posted wins in eight of its last nine home dates while averaging 3.9 goals per game.

Elsewhere, the Canucks will try to rebound from Sunday’s loss as they return home to battle the slumping Los Angeles Kings as +100 underdogs.

Vancouver opens a five-game homestand after recording just two wins during a lengthy seven-game road trip. The Canucks have fared no better in recent contests at Rogers Arena, going 2-7-0 in their past nine, and are winless in two home dates with Los Angeles. However, the Kings have struggled during the 1-6-0 run they take into Vancouver as -120 chalk.

Also on the Tuesday night slate, the Edmonton Oilers look to extend their current win streak to four games as they host the Buffalo Sabres. The Edmonton defence has held opponents to two or fewer goals in each of the club’s past four games, including the Oilers’ decisive 5-2 victory over Vancouver as -178 home favourites at sports betting sites on Saturday. However, the Sabres have claimed victory in five of their last seven visits to Edmonton.

As well, the Montreal Canadiens try to end a three-game home losing streak as they host the surging Colorado Avalanche, while the Ottawa Senators visit St. Louis looking for a fifth straight road win over the Blues.

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