Jets among favourites on Wednesday NHL odds

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck makes a pad save against the Anaheim Ducks during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. (Alex Gallardo/AP)

The Winnipeg Jets will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak when they visit the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night as -130 road favourites on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by

Winnipeg had its recent offensive woes extended with Monday's 3-1 loss to the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins. That marked the sixth time in 11 outings that the team had mustered two or fewer goals going into Wednesday night's matchup at Nationwide Arena.

The Jets have scored just four total goals during their three-game overall slide, and have also scored just four times while dropping three straight on the road. However, they have managed to remain one point back of the first-place Minnesota Wild in the Central Division standings.

The Blue Jackets will be trying for their fourth win in five outings when they hit the ice on Wednesday night. Columbus closed out a three-game road trip with Monday's 7-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres, and has averaged 4.75 goals per game during a 3-1-0 run. The OVER has prevailed in eight of its past nine outings, according to the OddsShark NHL Database, including each of its past four home dates. In addition, the OVER has been a reliable wager in recent clashes between these teams, going 8-1-0 over their past nine meetings.

Elsewhere on the Wednesday NHL odds, the Montreal Canadiens will be looking to post consecutive wins for the first time this season as they visit Washington as +175 underdogs at online sports betting sites. The Canadiens improved to 2-1-1 in their past four home dates with Saturday's 6-3 win over the Nashville Predators. However, they have fallen to defeat by multi-goal margins on five occasions during a dismal 1-7-1 start on the road.

The Capitals return home after closing out a four-game west coast swing with a 5-2 loss in Seattle on Sunday. However, that marked just their second defeat in eight overall outings, a run that featured three shutout victories.

Later on Wednesday, the Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Los Angeles Kings as -165 betting favourites. The Ottawa Senators take on the San Jose Sharks as +150 road underdogs, while the Edmonton Oilers visit Arizona as -220 chalk.

The Maple Leafs head west after opening their four-game road trip with a 4-0 victory over the New York Islanders that extended their current away win streak to four games. The Senators returned to action on Monday following a week-long coronavirus shutdown, dropping a 7-5 decision in Colorado. The team also dropped a 2-1 decision to the Sharks in Ottawa earlier this season, but have emerged victorious in four of their last six visits to San Jose.

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