Red Wings vs. Jets - 3/10/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Winnipeg Jets (27-34-5) at Detroit Red Wings (32-22-11)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Joe Louis Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings -191 / Winnipeg Jets +172 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Winnipeg Jets and Detroit Red Wings meet Thursday night at the Joe Louis Arena.
The Winnipeg Jets could use a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 15.6 percent of their power plays. Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with 21 goals, Blake Wheeler has 41 assists and Bryan Little has 127 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78.2 percent of their power play chances. Connor Hellebuyck has allowed 56 goals on 683 shots faced and Michael Hutchinson has given up 61 goals on 633 shots. Hellebuyck has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Detroit Red Wings could also use a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.3 percent of their power plays. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 19 goals, Tomas Tatar has 20 assists and Gustav Nyquist has 130 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80.4 percent of their power play chances. Petr Mrazek has allowed 94 goals on 1,236 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 67 goals on 724 shots. Mrazek has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
The Jets are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-10 in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference. The Red Wings are 10-4 in their last 14 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Jets are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Instead of dealing with the insane juice, I'm siding with the over. The over is 11-3 in the last 14 meetings between these two teams and both clubs are capable of filling it up offensively. I expect a lot of goals as usual when these two teams meet.