Money Line: -144.00 Winnipeg (Away)
The Jets made the playoffs last year, but they'll be out to improve their standing and make a deeper run this season.
The Ducks were the lowest-scoring team in the league last year, averaging just 2.21 GPG.
The Jets were one of the better offensive clubs, averaging 3.04 GPG.
Anaheim was poor defensively, allowing 3.16 GPG. The Ducks' John Gibson is admittedly a good goaltender, but he has a few young faces directly in front of him again.
Winnipeg allowed 2.71 GPG last year. Connor Hellebyuck is back between the pipes for the visiting side this season, and he owns a lifetime 2.58 GAA.
It's the beginning of the season, so trends are basically pointless right now, but I still think it's interesting to note that Anaheim is 5-23 in its last 28 games as a home underdog, while the Jets are 29-14 in their last 43 as a road favorite.
Both teams are equally as "hungry" for a victory on opening night, but the Jets are deeper and much more talented and I expect them to grind out a win here. This line should in fact be a lot larger in my opinion.
Lay the price, the play is the JETS.
Good luck, NP