Wild vs. Jets - 4/6/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Winnipeg Jets (40-26-12) at Minnesota Wild (44-26-8)
NHL Hockey: Monday, April 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild -158 / Winnipeg Jets +143 --- Over/Under: 1 See the Latest Odds
The Winnipeg Jets and Minnesota Wild square off Monday night at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Winnipeg Jets look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Jets are averaging 2.8 goals and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Winnipeg Jets have two power play goals in their last four games and have won five of their last six when scoring at least three goals. Blake Wheeler leads the Jets with 25 goals, Andrew Ladd has 37 assists and Bryan Little has 142 shots on goal. Defensively, the Jets are allowing 2.6 goals and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Michael Hutchinson has allowed 85 goals on 961 shots faced and Ondrej Pavelec has given up 108 goals on 1,270 shots.
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The Minnesota Wild look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Wild are averaging 2.8 goals and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Minnesota Wild have three power play goals in their last four games and have won 17 straight when scoring at least three goals. Zach Parise leads the Wild with 32 goals, Thomas Vanek has 30 assists and Nino Niederreiter has 146 shots on goal. Defensively, the Wild are allowing 2.4 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Darcy Kuemper has allowed 65 goals on 675 shots faced and Niklas Backstrom has given up 51 goals on 452 shots.
The Jets are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-10 in their last 14 road games. The Wild are 14-5 in their last 19 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Central.
The Wild are playing better hockey as of late and have been terrific playing on short days rest. I like the home team and the reasonable chalk in this spot.