Minnesota Wild vs. Winnipeg Jets - 11/27/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Winnipeg Jets (10-11-2) at Minnesota Wild (11-6-3)
NHL Hockey: Friday, November 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Minnesota Wild -171 / Winnipeg Jets +154 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Winnipeg Jets and Minnesota Wild square off Friday afternoon at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Winnipeg Jets could use a nice road victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 15.3 percent of their power plays. Bryan Little leads Winnipeg with nine goals, Mathieu Perreault has 13 assists and Blake Wheeler has 64 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 78.5 percent of their power play chances. Ondrej Pavelec has allowed 38 goals on 405 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has given up 28 goals on 298 shots. Hutchinson has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Minnesota Wild look for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20.8 percent of their power plays. Thomas Vanek leads Minnesota with nine goals, Mikko Koivu has 16 assists and Jason Zucker has 63 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 74 percent of their power play chances. Devan Dubnyk has allowed 47 goals on 521 shots faced and Darcy Kuemper has given up six goals on 55 shots. Dubnyk has allowed seven goals in his last three games. Jordan Schroeder is questionable with an illness.
The Jets are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 0-6 in their last 6 road games. The Wild are 8-2 in their last 10 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest.
The Jets are struggling to win games overall, but they've been even worse with losses in six straight road games. With the Wild playing far more consistent hockey lately, Minny has to be the pick at home.