Minnesota Wild vs. Winnipeg Jets - 11/16/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Winnipeg Jets (9-6-2) at Minnesota Wild (8-7-0)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild -156 / Winnipeg Jets +140 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Wild and the Excel Energy Center welcome the Winnipeg Jets to town in Sunday action.
The Winnipeg Jets look to get their offense un tracked when they continue their road trip with a stop at Minnesota on Sunday. The Jets are coming off of a 2-1 defeat at Nashville where offense was scarce for both teams. It was a disappointing result for Winnipeg as the Predatores rdceived the game winner with just over two minutes remaining in regulation off the stick of Craig Smith. Blake Wheeler gave Winnipeg the lead in the second before James Neal lit the lamp to send this to the final frame knotted at 1-1. Pekka Rinne recorded 21 saves to pick up the victory while the loss went to Ondrej Pavelec who stopped 27 shots as the Jets fell to 7-2-2 in their last eleven contests.
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The Minnesota Wild open a homestand on Sunday with the Jets the first team visiting the Xcel Energy Center. The Wild have had an uneven start to the season and look to go on a prolonged hot streak after a 2-1 decision at Dallas was their second in a row and ended a three game road sid to the Stars. Dallas never got their offense going with Antoinne Roussel the lone bright spot when he found the back of the net in the second. Erik Haula tallirf for Minnesota in the second to erase a 1-0 deficit before Mikael Granlund shocked Dallas with the winner 40 seconds in to the third and Darcy Kuemper stood tall the rest of the way with 27 stops overall while Karri Lehtonen absorbing the loss with 20 stops.
For Winnipeg the under is 6-0 in Jets last 6 road games while the under is 6-0 in Jets last 6 vs. Central and is 6-0-1 in Jets last 7 vs. Western Conference. For Minnesota the under is 5-0 in Wild last 5 vs. Central while the Wild are 0-4 in their last 4 Sunday games and the over is 5-0-1 in Wild last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. Head to head the Jets are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings with the under going 3-1-2 in the last 6 meetings in Minnesota and is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings. The trends favor Minnesota and the under but no line and goalies I'll dig in to this further as we wait...