Red Wings vs. Jets - 2/14/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Winnipeg Jets (28-19-10) at Detroit Red Wings (31-13-9)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Joe Louis Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings -161 / Winnipeg Jets +145 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Winnipeg Jets and Detroit Red Wings meet Saturday night at the Joe Louis Arena.
The Winnipeg Jets look to turn things around with losses in seven of their last 10 games. The Jets are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Winnipeg Jets have three power play goals in their last three games and have won five of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Bryan Little leads the Jets with 21 goals, Andrew Ladd has 27 assists and Mathieu Perreault has 116 shots on goal. Defensively, the Jets are allowing 2.5 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Michael Hutchinson has allowed 53 goals on 708 shots faced and Ondrej Pavelec has given up 85 goals on 945 shots.
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The Detroit Red Wings have won nine of their last 11 games and play their first home game this month. The Red Wings are averaging 2.9 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Detroit Red Wings have five power play goals in their last four games and have won 18 straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Tomas Tatar leads Detroit with 23 goals, Henrik Zetterberg has 33 assists and Gustav Nyquist has 119 shots on goal. Defensively, the Red Wings are allowing 2.4 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in three straight games. Jimmy Howard has allowed 65 goals on 816 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has given up 47 goals on 518 shots.
The Jets are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Atlantic and 0-5 in their last 5 road games. The Red Wings are 2-6 in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Central. The over is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings.
I'm not buying that type of chalk in this spot. Instead, I suggest playing the over considering both teams have shown the ability to score lately and the over has hit in 10 of the last 12 meetings between these two teams.