Winnipeg Jets vs. Minnesota Wild - 10/25/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Wild (5-1-1) at Winnipeg Jets (4-2-1)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -135 / Minnesota Wild +122 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Wild and Winnipeg Jets meet Sunday afternoon at the MTS Centre.
The Minnesota Wild look to build on their impressive 5-1-1 start to the season. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 27.8 percent of their power plays. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with six goals, Mikko Koivu has four assists and Jason Pominville has 21 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their power play chances. Devan Dubnyk is allowing 14 goals on 150 shots faced and Darcy Kuemper has given up two goals on 37 shots. Dubnyk has allowed two or less goals in six of his last 10 regular season outings.
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The Winnipeg Jets also look for a big win after a solid 4-2-1 start to the season. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power plays. Blake Wheeler leads Winnipeg with four goals, Nikolaj Ehlers has three assists and Dustin Byfuglien has 22 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 85.2 percent of their power play chances. Michael Hutchinson has allowed two goals on 62 shots faced and Ondrej Pavelec has given up 14 goals on 166 shots. Pavelec has allowed eight goals in his last two starts.
The Wild are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. The Jets are 3-7 in their last 10 Sunday games and 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 3-1-2 in the last 6 meetings in Winnipeg.
Both teams are playing solid hockey right now, but it's the Jets who have had a day of rest while the Wild are playing back-to-back road games. I like Winnipeg in this spot against a squad that's also struggled recently against teams with a winning record.